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Gerald Grady McLain (Jerry McLain)

Gerald Grady McLain, American hospital executive.


  • McLain, Gerald Grady was born on October 29, 1953 in Vernon, Texas, United States. Son of Clarence Grady and Ura Lee (Hays) McLain.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Vernon Regional Junior College, 1974. Bachelor of Science, Eastern New Mexico University, 1976. Postgraduate, Texas Technology University, 1979.


    • Announcer, program director Station KOLJ, Quanah, Texas, 1971-1974. On-air director Station KENW-television, Portales, New Mexico, 1974-1976, news anchor, 1975-1976. Teaching assistant telecommunications Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1976-1977, on-air director Station KTXT-television, 1976-1977.

      Instructional media specialist Vernon Regional Junior College, 1977-1979. Independent audio/video producer Vernon, since 1977. Director public information Vernon State Hospital, 1979-1989, director media services, since 1979.

      Chief information officer North Texas State Hospital, since 2000. Consultant Research and Extension Center Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Vernon, 1977-1979, 88—.


    • Contributor articles on education and industrial television and computers to various magazines.


    Director, producer numerous video and multi-media presentations for various health science and charitable organizations, since 1977. Vice president Vernon chapter American Diabetes Association, 1986-1996. Board directors Texas Affiliate American Diabetes Association, Austin, 1987-1992, national programs committee, 1991-1992.

    Board directors Wilbarger County United Way, Vernon, 1983. Member Texas Department Mental Health/Mental Retardation Media Council, since 1986, chair, since 1992. Member Texas Agricultural Extension Service Health Advisory Committee, Vernon, 1985-1987.

    Teacher adult Calvary Baptist Church, Vernon, 1989-1998, deacon, sound engineering committee, chair nominating committee, since 1993, secretary deacon board, 1994-1999, chair deacon board, since 1999. Lay Pastor First Christian Church, Crowell, Texas, since 1998. Greenbolt District Committee chair, Boy Scouts of America, since 2001.

    Council Board Northwest Texas Council Boy Scouts of America, since 2001. Member National Association Mental Health Information Officers (vice president 1984-1986).



    Computers, model making, skiing, sailing, reading.


    • Married Karon Sue Payton, March 17, 1980. Children: Christopher Grady, Jeremy Richard.
    • father: Clarence Grady McLain
    • mother: Ura Lee (Hays) McLain
    • spouse: Karon Sue Payton
    • children: Christopher Grady McLain
    • Jeremy Richard McLain
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    Born October 29, 1953
    (age 64)