James L Dotson (1925 - 2003)

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Burial / Funeral

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Section 9 Site 1528,
20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, Il

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Hickory Hills, Cook County, Illinois

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Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: SN
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1925 - In the year that James L Dotson was born, gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1930 - James was merely 5 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1971 - He was 46 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

1985 - At the age of 60 years old, James was alive when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

1995 - When he was 70 years old, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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James L Dotson passed away on June 21, 2003 at age 77. No cause of death has been listed for James. He was buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Section 9 Site 1528, Elwood, Il. He was born on August 20, 1925. We have no information about James's immediate family. We know that James L Dotson had been residing in Hickory Hills, Cook County, Illinois.

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