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John Anthony Cavell

John Anthony Cavell, American surveyor, electronics company executive. Registered professional surveyor; certified global positioning system trainer. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1985, 87.


  • Cavell, John Anthony was born on April 27, 1951 in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. Son of Leo Augustine and Lina Kate (Coyne) Cavell.

  • Education

    • Student, Louisiana State University, 1973. Student, University Southwest Louisiana, 1972. Student, University New Orleans, 1988.


    • Instruction research assistant physics and astronomy department Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1973-1975, instruction research assistant petroleum engineering department, 1975-1977, member senate, 1976-1977. Construction superintendent Coyne Construction Corporation, Gretna, 1977-1983. Manager survey division Sam Z. Scandaliato & Associates, Incorporated, New York Orleans, 1983-1988.

      Offshore surveying party chief John E. Chance & Associate, Inc., Lafayette, 1988-1991. Operations manager Cochrane Technologies, Inc., 1992-1993. Vice president Navigation Electronics, Inc., 1993-2000, Chief Executive Officer, 2000—2002.

      Louisiana surveyor and manager Education Support Professionals Associate, P.A., since 2003.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional surveyor. Certified global positioning system trainer.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Archbishop Blenk Benevolent Association, Gretna, 1985. Member American Congress Surveying and Mapping, American Cartographic Association, American Association Geodetic Science, National Society Professional Surveyors, Associates Builders and Contractors, Knights of Columbus (various offices 1977-1983, named Knight of Year, Grand Knight, 1992-1993), Louisiana Society of Professional Surveyors (president since 2002, vaious offices since 1996), Squires (chief counsellor 1990-1996, various offices 1964-1969, Squire of Year 1969).



    Fishing, athletics, reading, music.


    • Married Gloria Kay Harvey, November 23, 1974. Children: John Anthony Junior, Catherine Aileen, Christopher Allen, Michael Alexander.
    • father: Leo Augustine Cavell
    • mother: Lina Kate (Coyne) Cavell
    • spouse: Gloria Kay Harvey
    • children: John Anthony Junior Cavell
    • Catherine Aileen Cavell
    • Christopher Allen Cavell
    • Michael Alexander Cavell
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    Born April 27, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Louisiana State University
    • 1972
      University Southwest Louisiana
    • 1988
      University New Orleans
    • 1973 - 1975
      Instruction research assistant, physics and astronomy department Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1977 - 1983
      construction superintendent Coyne Construction Corporation
      Gretna, Louisiana, United States
    • 1983 - 1988
      manager, survey division Sam Z. Scandaliato & Associates
      New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
    • 1988 - 1991
      offshore surveying party chief John E. Chance & Associate
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
    • 1992 - 1993
      operations manager, Cochrane Technologies
    • 1993
      vice president, Navigation Electronics
    • 2003
      Louisiana surveyor and manager, Education Support Professionals Associate
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