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Dewey Charles Fortson, Sr.

Dewey Charles Fortson, Sr., American safety and hygiene specialist. Decorated Bronze Star, National Police Honor medal National Police Republic Vietnam. Member of Industrial Hygiene Association Carolinas, American Society Safety Engineers, Key Men's Club (Elberton) (president 1980-1981), Lions Lodge 1979.

Background

  • Sr., Dewey Charles Fortson, was born on July 25, 1946 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. Son of Hoke Smith and Zelma (Hulme) Fortson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University Georgia, 1968.

    Career

    • Mathematics teacher Elbert County Board Education, 1968—1969, science teacher, 1972—1973, assistant industrial engineer, 1973—1976, personnel and training manager, 1979—1982. Industrial safety and hygiene specialist United Merchants, Greenville, South Carolina, since 1983. Candidate Elbert County Board Commissioners, 1980.

      Member advisory board American Security Council Elberton, 1976—1982. Captain United States Army, 1969-1972, Vietnam.

    Politics

    Manifestations religious freedom include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialog as a healthy means to understanding.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.

    Membership

    Member of Industrial Hygiene Association Carolinas, American Society Safety Engineers, Key Men's Club (Elberton) (president 1980-1981), Lions Lodge 1979.

    Personality

    Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married Frances Youmans Heath, August 31, 1968. Children: Dewey Junior, Stacy, Valerie.
    • father: Hoke Smith Fortson
    • mother: Zelma (Hulme) Fortson
    • spouse: Frances Youmans Heath
    • children: Dewey Junior Sr.
    • Stacy Sr.
    • Valerie Sr.
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    Born July 25, 1946
    (age 71)
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