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William Gene Key

William Gene Key, American health facility administrator. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1958. Recipient Meritorious Service award, Health Systems Agency, 1979.


  • Key, William Gene was born on January 17, 1935 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. Son of William B. and Virginia (Brown) Key.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Stanislaus State University, 1972. Master of Arts, Chapman College, 1974.


    • Minister churches, California, 1959—1966. Administrator Department of Health, Bakersfield, 1970—1972, Visiting Nurse Association, Modesto, 1972—1976. Founder, executive director Omnicare, Inc., health agency, since 1977.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1958.


    • Author: Psychology of Aging, 1976.


    Christians should engage the culture through discipleship and through participation in the democratic political process in order to fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and individual gifts of ministry received from God should be shared with others.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The strength of a society’s marriages is the greatest cause and indicator of societal health.


    Member California State Democratic Party, Modesto, 1977—1980. Chairman Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee, 1981—1983. Board directors Modesto Hospice, 1978—1981, Turlock Emanuel Hospice, 1979—1981.

    Director Advocacy Committee Disabled, Modesto, 1977—1980. Arbitrator Better Business Bureau, since 1978. Member of Health Systems Agency, California State College Stanislaus Alumni Association, Lions Club.


    • Married Martha J. Little, May 21, 1977.
    • father: William B. Key
    • mother: Virginia (Brown) Key
    • spouse: Martha J. Little
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    Born January 17, 1935