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Raymond Gerhard Arveson, American state official. Avocations: golf, tennis, camping, fishing, gardening. M C. Recipient State Farmer award Louisiana Association Future Farmers American, Boss of Year award American Business Women's Association.


Arveson, Raymond Gerhard was born on May 11, 1921 in Jamestown, North Dakota, United States.


Bachelor, Mayville State University, 1942;Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1948;Doctor of Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1962.


High school principal, Public Schools, Alamo and Langdon, North Dakota, 1942-1944;superintendent, Langdon (North Dakota) Public Schools, 1944-1945;superintendent, Leeds (North Dakota) Public Schools, 1945-1957;counselor, social science teacher, Hayward (California) Union High School, 1957-1958;dean of boys, Tennyson High school and Hayward Union High School, 1958-1959;vice principal, Tennyson High school and Hayward Union High School, 1958-1959;principal, Tennyson High school and Hayward Union High School, 1960-1963;assistant superintendent, Hayward (California) Union School District, 1963-1968;superintendent, Hayward (California) Unified School District, 1968-1976;superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools, 1976-1980;superintendent, East Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Parish Public Schools, 1980-1987;superintendent, East Feliciana Parish Public Schools, 1989-1990;assistant superintendent academic programs, Louisiana Department Education, Baton Rouge, 1991;state superintendent education, Louisiana Department Education, Baton Rouge, 1991-1996;retired, 1996. Board directors Operation Upgrade, S.W. Ednl. Development Laboratory, Louisiana Education television Authority, Louisiana School for Mathematics Science and Arts, Louisiana Drug Policy, Louisiana Children's Cabinet.

Co-Chairman, Board Of Directors Satellite Ednl. Research Consortium; co-project director Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program. Board of trustees Louisiana Teachers Retirement System.

Member supts. advisory county State Board Elementary and Secondary Education. Active Council Chief State School Officers, governments Cabinet.


  • Avocations: golf, tennis, camping, fishing, gardening. M C.


Member joint advisory board Baton Rouge General Hospital. Board directors Baton Rouge Symphony, Louisiana Youth Orchestra, Playmakers, Crime Stoppers, Fairview Hospital, Tau Center. Trustee Louisiana Arts and Sciences Council, Our Lady of Lake College, president board.

Member visitation committee and board directors United Way, also ednl.hmn. Member standing committee for research and analysis American Lutheran Church. Member teacher education council Louisiana State University.

And numerous others; member Louisiana LEARN Commission. Member National Education Association (life), American Association School Administrators (emeritus), National School Boards Association (member liaison committee), National Speech Association (president debate and discussion division), National Society Study of Education, National Parent-Teachers Association, Louisiana Association School Executives (Outstanding Educator award), Louisiana Association School Superintendents (board directors), Far West Laboratory Educational Research and Development (board directors), Association Supervision and Curriculum Development (board directors), Large City Schools Superintendents Association (president), Parent-Teachers Association (honorary life), Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (member education committee) Horace Mann League, Phi Delta Kappa, Lambda Delta Lambda.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis, camping, fishing, gardening.


Married Adelaide Arveson. Children: Raymond, Susan Aden, John.

Adelaide Arveson

Raymond Arveson

Susan Aden Arveson

John Arveson