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Richard Ward


Richard Ward became an ironworker apprentice in 1963. He received journeyman status in 1966. He served as apprenticeship instructor several years and was elected business agent of Local 704 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) in 1984. Since 1985, he has served as delegate and elected officer of the Tennessee Valley Trades and Labor Council. He has worked with all jurisdictional matters within the Tennessee Valley Authority. Ward was elected president of the Iron Workers District Council of the Tennessee Valley and Vicinity in 1989, and has also served as a trustee on the District Council of Tennessee Valley and Vicinity fringe benefits funds for over 20 years. Richard J. Ward was appointed general vice president on March 3, 2003.

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