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Agnes Lorraine Palys

Agnes Lorraine Palys, American optometrist. Named to Congressional Record article by New York congressman Donald Mitchell, 1979; recipient Appreciation award, Optometric Council National Capitol Region, Washington, 1980, Lions Club, San Antonio, 1985.


  • Palys, Agnes Lorraine was born on April 18, 1952 in Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Joseph Frank and Claire Beatrice (Soucy) Palys.

  • Education

    • Student, Rivier College, 1970—1972. OD, New England College Optometry, 1976.


    • Staff optometrist Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, 1976—1980, director, contact lens program, 1978—1980. Private practice San Antonio, since 1981. Served to captain United States Army, 1976-1980.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors & treasurer Battered Women's Shelter San Antonio. Provider vision care for underprivileged Lions Club, San Antonio, since 1984. Fellow: American Academy Optometry.

    Member: San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business (board directors, vice president membership), Texas Optometric Association, Armed Forces Optometric Society (president 1980), Thousand Oaks Women's Club (San Antonio), Beta Sigma Kappa (secretary-treasurer since 1983, vice president, Noteworthy Practitioner award 1978).



    Running, gardening, travel.


    • Married George McLean Palys, August 21, 1976. 1 child Thomas George.
    • father: Joseph Frank Palys
    • mother: Claire Beatrice (Soucy) Palys
    • spouse: George McLean Palys
    • child: Thomas George Palys
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    Born April 18, 1952
    (age 65)