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Reinhard Josef Dearing

Reinhard Josef Dearing, German, American curator, retired city official. CPM, Tulane University, 1989. Named Honorary State Senator, Louisiana.


  • Dearing, Reinhard Josef was born on May 1, 1947 in Bamberg, Federal Republic of Germany.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1968. Bachelor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1975. Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1977.

      Postgrad., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern Interventional University, 2003.


    • Administrative officer Louisiana National Bank, Baton Rouge, 1972-1975. Teaching assistant Louisiana State University, 1975-1979. Adjunct assistant professor University Southern Mississippi, Natchez, 1977-1979.

      Chief of staff, chief administrative officer City of Slidell, Louisiana, 1979—2007. Retired, 2007; curator City of Slidell, since 2007. Consultant Louisiana Municipal Association, Baton Rouge, 1985-1987.

      Colonel Louisiana State Guard, 1984-1996, colonel, 2003-2007, retired, 2007.

    Major achievements

    • CPM, Tulane University, 1989.


    • Author: The Waffen-Steamship: A Representative Study, 1977, General James Dearing and the Cause of the Confederacy, 2001, Steamship General Karl Wolff and his Italian Odyssey, 2003. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Independent


    Member Governor's Municipal Policy Task Force, PJPHS school board. Member Louisiana Municipal Association, National League Cities, St. Tammany Municipal Association, American Public Works Association, Louisiana State University Alumni Association (director 1985-1987), Association United States Army, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, International City Managers Association, Military Order of Stars and Bars, Order of Southern Cross, Sons of Confederate Veterans.



    Historic research, fencing, racquetball, jogging.


    • Married Michele Jack, February 14, 1967 (div. October 1980); 1 child, Lauren. Married Patricia Lee Pollack, January 2, 1982.

      1 child, Bradford.
    • spouses: Michele Jack
    • Patricia Lee Pollack
    • children: Lauren Dearing
    • Bradford Dearing
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    Born March 1, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1968
      Louisiana State University
    • 1975
      Louisiana State University
    • 1977
      Louisiana State University
    • 1979
      Louisiana State University
    • 2003
      Northwestern Interventional University
    • 1972 - 1975
      Administrative officer, Louisiana National Bank
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1975 - 1979
      teaching assistant, Louisiana State University
    • 1977 - 1979
      adjunct assistant, professor University Southern Mississippi
      Natchez, Mississippi, United States
    • 2007
    • 2007
      curator City of Slidell
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