Allan W. “Dick” Horne, a former municipal judge in Little Rock and senior partner of longstanding Little Rock law firm Dover Dixon Horne PLLC, has died. He was 85. Horne died Sunday (Jan. 21) at Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
Horne was a past commissioner of the Arkansas Insurance Department, an appointment he received from Governor Winthrop Rockefeller. Horne held the position for three years (1968-1970).
“The Arkansas Insurance Department, the state insurance industry, and I have lost a dear friend,” Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr said Monday in a statement. “Dick Horne was a gentleman who always had a kind word. The Arkansas Insurance Department mourns for the loss of its former commissioner and we offer our dearest condolences and sincerest prayers for his family, his colleagues, and his friends in their time of grief.”
As Insurance Commissioner, Horne served on various committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, including chairman of the Securities Committee. In 1970 he was appointed judge of the Little Rock Municipal Court, a position he held in 1970-71.
Horne was also a past board president of Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock.
Funeral arrangements are pending.