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poet , Polling company executive

Andrea Saunders Gereighty, American diversified financial services company executive, poet. Recipient Coda award Poets and Writers, 1983, Poetry award of honor National League American Pen Women, 1973, Deep South Writers, 1984, 88, 90, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2d place award Nuyarikin Poet's Cafe, New York City, Ellipsis Poetry prize, 1983, 85, 87, 90, other poetry awards.


Gereighty, Andrea Saunders was born on July 20, 1938 in New Orleans. Daughter of Andrew Jackson and Jeanne Teresa (Martin) Saunders.


Certified, Exeter College, Oxford, England, 1972. Bachelor, University New Orleans, 1974. Master of Arts in English with distinction, University New Orleans, 1978.


Cotton analyst, Anderson-Clayton, Metairie, Louisiana, 1956;records retrieval professional, Shell Oil Corporation, New Orleans, 1956-1960;census coordinator, St. Vincent De Paul Church, New Orleans, 1960-1965;building funds director, St. Francis Xavier Church, Metairie, 1965-1970;teacher special education, Deckbar Elementary School, Jefferson, Louisiana, 1966-1970;teacher secondary education, Chalmette (Louisiana) H.S., 1971-1972;associate Professor of English Department, University New Orleans, 1972-1973;teacher secondary education, Berlin-American H.S., 1980-1981;owner, founder, Chief Executive Officer, New Orleans Field Superior vena cava syndrome Associations, since 1974. Guest speaker Delgado College, New Orleans, 1989. Guest presenter Rabouin Vo-Technology, New Orleans, 1980.

Lecturer, guest presenter poetry at NewSarpy School, 1994, 95. Guest presenter St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Latter Library., N.O. Public Library., others.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (public opinon polls book) Asking Q's, 1980. (poetry) Illusions and Other Realities, 1974, Restless for Cool Weather, 1990, Season of the Crane, 1994. Publication, editor Desire Street, since 1997.

      Author numerous poems.


Member American Marketing Association, Marketing Research Association, National Genealogical Society, Jefferson Genealogical Society, Geneaol. Society of New Orleans, New Orleans Poetry Forum (director since 1990), New Orleans Track Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing poetry, jogging, genealogy, dogs, camping.


Married Dennis Anthony Gereighty Junior, May 19, 1959 (wid.). Children: Deni Ann, David Dennis, Peggy T.

Andrew Jackson Saunders

Jeanne Teresa (Martin) Saunders

Dennis Anthony Gereighty Junior

Deni Ann Gereighty

David Dennis Gereighty

Peggy T. Gereighty