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William Usery Jr.

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W. J. Usery, Jr.
United States Secretary of Labor
In office
February 10, 1976 – January 20, 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Preceded byJohn T. Dunlop
Succeeded byF. Ray Marshall
Personal details
Born(1923-12-21)December 21, 1923
Hardwick, Georgia, U.S.
DiedDecember 10, 2016(2016-12-10) (aged 92)
Eatonton, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gussie Mae Smith
(m. 1942-2005)
Frances Pardee
(m. 2006-2016)
Alma materMercer University

Willie Julian Usery, Jr. (December 21, 1923 – December 10, 2016) was an American labor union activist and U.S. government politician. He served as United States Secretary of Labor in the Ford administration from 1976 until 1977.

Usery, Jr., died on December 10, 2016 in Eatonton, Georgia from heart failure, aged 92.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Obituary for W.J. (Bill) Usery, Jr. at Moores Funeral Home & Crematory".

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