Gerard A. Dengel (1925-1994); Initated: 1972; Trade: Hoisting Engineer. A native of Brooklyn and a United States Navy Veteran, Gerard A. Dengel was a machinist and mechanic who became the Director of Research and Education for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union #14. As well as holding the office of vice president in 1981, Mr. Dengel served the General Society on many other Standing Committees throughout a period of 17 years. Most notably these included the chairmanships of the Literary Committee (1973, 1975-78), Executive Committee (1981), Finance Committee (1983) and Museum Committee (1984-1986). In 1974, he served as a faculty member for the Xavier Institute of Industrial Relations at 30 West 16th Street in Manhattan, as a lecturer in Parliamentary Procedure and Philosophy of Labor Relations classes. Additional civic involvement included membership in The Order of AHEPA and the New York Athletic Club.
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