Dale Haralson served on FCA’s National Board of Trustees for many years, and his faithful service and commitment contributed to the success of FCA. He was also a long-time, faithful servant for many years locally, including as chair of the Tucson and Arizona boards for FCA. He passed away in December 2015 at the age of 78.
The Texas native was a nationally known lawyer who grew up on a farm and was an active student leader at Hardin-Simmons University, where he received an ROTC commission as a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant, eventually joining the Arizona National Guard and obtaining the rank of captain.
Haralson served numerous associations and boards, including as president of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Board of Governors, the Civil Justice Foundation Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors of the Western Trial Lawyers Association, the University of Arizona Arthritis Advisory Board, the Tucson General Hospital Trustees, as a trustee for Hardin-Simmons and on the board of elders of Canyon del Oro Baptist Church.
Over his lifetime, he received numerous awards and honors, including being recognized by the Arizona Association for Justice with the Lifetime Advocate of Civil Justice Award for his 47 years of outstanding advocacy of the civil justice system.
He and his wife, Betty, had two daughters and five granddaughters. A licensed pilot, Haralson and his family enjoyed flying, scuba diving and skiing.