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State agency administrator

Joseph Raymond Gerace, American state agency administrator. Certified employment counselor Tulane University, administrative law University Nevada. Decorated Meritorious Service medal, Purple Heart.

Background

Gerace, Joseph Raymond was born on May 12, 1920 in Plaquemine, Louisiana, United States. Son of Russell and Seraphine (Graffagnino) Gerace.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1960. Hospital administration diploma, Brooke Army Medical Center, 1965.

Career

Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1942;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Army, 1970;adjutant, 70th General Hospital, North africa and Italy, 1943-1946;commanding officer medical detachment Mid-Atlantic Animal Specialty Hospital unit Medical Svc. corpus, United States army, Fort Polk, Louisiana, and Korea, 1950-1953;retired, United States Army Reserve, 1980;various administrative positions, Louisiana Department Employment Security, Baton Rouge, 1947-1975;administrator, Louisiana Department Employment Security, Baton Rouge, 1975-1977;Cabinet appointed secretary of labor, State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, 1977-1979;management consultant, Baton Rouge, 1979-1983;Chairman of the Board review, Unemployment Insurance Appellate Board, Baton Rouge, 1984-1991;administrator Office Employment Security, Louisiana State Department Labor, Baton Rouge, since 1992. State ombudsman Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Baton Rouge, since 1989. Member Governor's Military Advisory Common for Louisiana, since 1992.

Board directors Interstate Conference Employment Security Agilysys Social representative Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, since 1980. Member East Baton Rouge Parish Mental Health Association.

Achievements

  • Certified employment counselor Tulane University, administrative law University Nevada.

Membership

Social representative Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, since 1980. Member East Baton Rouge Parish Mental Health Association. Member Retired Officers Association, Military Order World Wars, American Legion, Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Alhambra, Knights of Columbus.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, travel, collecting and restoring antiques, hiking.

Connections

Married Norma Evelyn Ford, April 13, 1952. Children: Virginia Anne Gerace Benoist, Mary Kathryn Gerace Carleton.

father:
Russell Gerace

mother:
Seraphine (Graffagnino) Gerace

spouse:
Norma Evelyn Ford

children:
Virginia Anne Gerace Benoist Gerace

Mary Kathryn Gerace Carleton Gerace