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Willie J. Usery, Edit Profile

United States Secretary of Labor

Willie J. Usery,, former United States Secretary of Labor. Director Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1973-1976; board directors Brevard County United Fund, Brevard County Alcoholism Committee; board advisory Brevard Junior College Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member of Labor and Employment Relations Association (Lifetime Achievement Award 1999), Elks, Masons (Shriners).

Background

Usery,, Willie J. was born on December 21, 1923 in Hardwick, Georgia, United States. Son of Willie J. and Effie Mae (Williamson) University.

Education

Student, Mercer University, 1952. Degree (honorary), University Louisville. Degree (honorary), University N. Alabama.

Degree (honorary), Southeastern University.

Career

Machinist various firms, 1946-1956. Grand lodge representative Association Machinists and Aeronautical Workers American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, 1956-1969. Chairman Cape Kennedy Management Relations Council, 1968.

Assistant sec for labor-management relations United States Department Labor, 1969-1973, special assistant to President for labor management relations, 1973-1977, secretary, 1976-1977. President Bill Usery Associate, 1977. Industrial union rep President's Missile Site Labor Committee, Washington, 1961-1967.

Religion

God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

The strongest feature of Baptism is that ordinary people play a major role in the running of the Church.

Membership

Director Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, 1973-1976. Board directors Brevard County United Fund, Brevard County Alcoholism Committee. Board advisory Brevard Junior College Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member of Labor and Employment Relations Association (Lifetime Achievement Award 1999), Elks, Masons (Shriners).

Connections

Married Gussie Mae Smith, June 14, 1942. 1 child, Melvin J.

father:
Willie J. University

mother:
Effie Mae (Williamson) University

spouse:
Gussie Mae Smith

child:
Melvin J. Usery,