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Black History Month Feature

Richard Adkisson

First TDOT Engineer, City Alderman, Preacher

By Lyndsey Summers
Posted 2/25/22

Richard Adkisson, the son of Louella Adkisson and Roger Bigham, was born and raised in Trezevant, Tennessee. Graduating as valedictorian from Trezevant High School in 1975, Adkisson knew he wanted to pursue a career involving mathematics. After consulting with his advisor, he set his eyes on civil engineering and never looked back.

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