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W. J. Usery

W. J. UseryAKA William Julian Usery, Jr.

Born: 21-Dec-1923
Birthplace: Hardwick, GA
Died: 10-Dec-2016
Location of death: Eatonton, GA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Labor, 1976-77

Military service: US Naval Reserve (1943-46)

Father: Willie J. Usery, Sr. (b. 1901)
Mother: Effie Mae Williamson (b. 1903)
Wife: Gussie Mae Smith (d. 2005, one son)
Son: Melvin
Wife: Frances Pardee (until his death)

    High School: Midway High School, Hardwick, GA (1938)
    University: Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, GA
    University: Mercer University

    Bill Usery Associates, Inc. President (1978-)
    US Secretary of Labor (10-Feb-1976 to 20-Jan-1977)
    Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service National Director (1973-76)
    US Labor Department Assistant Secretary for Labor-Management Relations (1969-73)
    Member of the Board of AirTran Holdings (2000-)
    Elizabeth Dole Committee
    Elizabeth Dole for President
    George W. Bush for President

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