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W. J. Usery, Jr.
United States Secretary of Labor
In office
February 10, 1976 – January 20, 1977
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by John T. Dunlop
Succeeded by F. Ray Marshall
Personal details
Born (1923-12-21)December 21, 1923
Hardwick, Georgia, U.S.
Died December 10, 2016(2016-12-10) (aged 92)
Eatonton, Georgia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gussie Mae Smith
(m. 1942-2005)
Frances Pardee
(m. 2006-2016)
Alma mater Mercer University
Profession Government

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.

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

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