Jay Dickey

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Jay Dickey
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byBeryl Anthony, Jr.
Succeeded byMike Ross
Personal details
Born
Jay Woodson Dickey, Jr.

(1939-12-14)December 14, 1939
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
DiedApril 20, 2017(2017-04-20) (aged 77)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationPine Bluff High School
Alma materHendrix College
University of Arkansas School of Law

Jay Woodson Dickey, Jr. (December 14, 1939 – April 20, 2017) was an American politician. He was a former U.S. Representative from the Fourth Congressional District of Arkansas. He served in Congress from 1993 to 2001.

Both the Dickey Amendment (1996), which blocks CDC funds to be used for injury prevention research that might advocate or promote gun control, and the Dickey-Wicker Amendment (1995), which prohibits federal funds to be spent on research that involves the destruction of a human embryo, are named for him.

After the 2012 Aurora shooting, former congressman Dickey said that he regrets his role in blocking the CDC from researching gun violence.[1]

Dickey died on April 20, 2017 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, aged 77.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "We won't know the cause of gun violence until we look for it". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2012-12-20.
  2. Former Arkansas Congressman Jay Dickey dies