Attorney Kenneth Dious was born in Athens, Georgia and attended Athens-Clarke County public schools. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Savannah State College and later transfered to the University of Georgia, earning a degree in Business Administration. After a brief stint in the United States Army, and receiving an honorable discharge, Ken returned to the University of Georgia to pursue a Masters Degree in Math Education. Prior to completing his masters degree, Ken was employed as a cost accountant with the Georgia Lockheed Martin Corporation of Marietta, Georgia. Ken returned to school a year later, entering the University Of Georgia School Of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1973. In 1974, Ken returned to his hometown of Athens, Georgia and opened a law office as a sole practitioner, becoming the first African-American to practice law in Northeast Georgia. As a practicing attorney, Ken has provided legal services to the citizens of Northeast Georgia for a period of over forty years.