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Joseph H. Dawson

Joseph H. Dawson PhotoJoseph H. Dawson
IndustryJewelry, Diamond & Gemstone
TitleCEO/Dr. Gem
ExpertiseJewelry Designer, Goldsmith, Silversmith, Lapidaryist, Author and Public Lecturer in all phases of the jewelry industry
Current OrganizationJewels & Diamonds, Founded 1980
Type of OrganizationJewelry Store Full Service, Retail and Wholesale to Trade, Diamond Broker & Wholesale Gem Dealer
Major ProductDiamonds, Color Diamonds, Gemstones, Jewelry, Gold and Collectibles
Area of DistributionNational/International
University/DegreeJersey City State College, NJ; Pima Comm. College, Univ. of AZ Tucson; Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad CA; Graduate Gemologist, 1999; Ins. Replacement Appraisal, Honors, G.I.A., 1997; Diplomas and Certifications
BornNovember 4, 1949, Jersey City, New Jersey
Honors & AwardsRecipient of 2 Congressional Medals of Distinction, NRCC; Recipient of 2005 Ronald Reagan Gold Medal, NRCC; Businessman of the Year 2006, Business Advisory Council 2005-06m NRCC; Honorary Chairman, 2005 President's Dinner, NRCC; 2008 Presidential Commission, NRCC, 2008; Recipient, Key to City of Boonville IN for Child Safety Advocacy, 2006; Recipient, New Image Award, Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, 2005; Recipient, Beautification Award, Keep Citrus County Beautiful, 2005; Recipient of numerous awards Make-a-Wish including Inner Circle Award for Outstanding Philanthropy; Numerous awards from St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital; Military Awards-Recipient of 4 Letters of Appreciation, numerous ribbons, medals, Recipient Certificate of Appreciation from W.C. Westmoreland, General, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1970
Published WorksSix U.S. Trademarks; Designer, Manufacturer, Educator and Consumer Advocate; Author under the trade name "Dr. Gem Prescriptions®", periodical publish for a decade, numerous stories in magazines, newspapers and consumer guides; Author, "The Genesis of the 47th Engineer" 82nd Airborne Division, America's Guard of Honor Turner Publishing Co., 2004; Trademarks include-Principal Register and Founder, Jessica's Law Reg. No. 3, 514,131, 2008 and Child Protection Coalition, Reg. No. 3, 514, 131, 2008
AffiliationsG.I.A. Alumni Member; Jewelers of America; Lifetime Member, 82nd Airborne Association; Lifetime Member, Daniel S. Campbell All-Airborne Chapter, 82nd Airborne Congressional Committee
Hobbies & SportsAdventurer, world travel, zip-line, scuba diving, fishing, powerboats, former racecar driver & enthusiast; Collecting fossils, meteorites, creating jewelry
Work HistoryCETA Director(PL-19 Grade 3) Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Micronesia under Pres. Carter's Administration, Assistant County Director CETA Title 8, Hudson County NJ; Juvenile Diversion Director (Sacred Straight), Jersey City NJ; Proprietor, Pillowtalk Lounge, Hustler Lounge, Jilly's West, Union City NJ; Appointed Special Police Officer, Secaucus NJ, 1970; US Army West National Guard SSgt. was 1st Field Sgt., US Army Enlisted, Paratrooper, Engineer, Co A, 47th Engr., BN (combat airborne) 82nd Abn, Div, Fort Bragg NC
ChildrenJoseph H.; 1 grandchild
SpouseMarlene F. Dawson
MarriedAugust 24, 1983
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