Anderson County Commissioner and longtime Oak Ridger Jerry Creasey will talk about the history of polio in the United States, and his childhood experience with the polio epidemic of 1944 during a meeting today (Tuesday, May 21).
Creasey will be the featured speaker at Lunch with the League, which starts at noon at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
A native of High Point, North Carolina, Creasey attended High Point College and graduated from Guildford Technical Institute with a degree in electronics technology, a press release said. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force as a B-47 airborne radar and weapon systems in-flight trouble-shooter. He came to Oak Ridge in 1968 to work at the Y-12 Plant, where he retired in 1994 as radio systems manager, the press release said.
Since retirement, in addition to serving on the Commission, he has been involved in his wife Tanya’s telecommunications business, the release said. They have two children, two God-children, and six grandchildren.
The meeting will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
Lunch with the League is a public service program open to the community. Membership in the League of Women Voters is not required, and there is no cost to attend.
The presentation will begin at noon. Lunches are provided by the Soup Kitchen and are available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea will be provided.
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge is a nonpartisan political organization for men and women, and it encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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