Saturday, September 1, 2007


The San Fernando Valley's large Thai population supports this beautiful Wat Thai in Van Nuys. it's an interesting place to explore during the time you are in Los Angeles for the October Reunion of the Class of 1957.

Eugene Paul LaMore was born in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois. His family moved to Richmond, California when he was three and to Sherman Oaks in 1948. Gene graduated from St. Francis de Sales grade school and attended Notre Dame High School from 1953 to 1957. He played junior varsity football in 1954. His position was 2nd or 3rd string defensive tackle.
Gene comments, " I probably am a graduate although, as one of the brother's explained to me, they threw away my diploma because I refused to pay the rental fee for the graduation gown."
In 1957, Gene enlisted in the United States Army. He managed to stay a Private First Class in he was discharged in April of 1960. Most of his service was in Germany. After the Army, he became a first-year apprentice Union carpenter (from 1960 to 1963). Gene views this as a "probable record for length of time as a first year apprentice. In 1964, Gene completed his studies at Los Angles Valley College.
In 1966, Gene LaMore earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the new San Fernando Valley State College (now, California State University Northridge.) He entered the accounting profession. From 1966 to 1972, he was a United States Treasury Agent.
On June 3rd, 1972 Gene completed his studies at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He was allowed to sit for the bar examination early and was sworn as an attorney, the day before he graduated. Gene earned considerable fame in the Bay Area during his 33 years defending public entities in landslide and flooding cases.
Married and divorce twice, Eugene LaMore currently resides in his condo in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, with his girlfriend and a daughter, Anonta Paris LaMore born on the 14th of December, 2006. He has three daughters from his second marriage. (27 year old lawyer in San Jose. 25 year old CPA in Washington and 25 year old RN in Dallas.)
Gene is a Life Time member of the Siam Society and organization sponsored by the King and retired member of the Foreign Correspondence Club of Thailand. He frequently visits Myanmar, China and Laos and has acquired a taste for Heineken by the pint and Montecristo number 4 Cuban cigars.
He adds that he "has been advised by Fidelity that he has enough money for retirement as long as he dies by age 71. He has never been happier."

1 comment:

rdmcgraw said...

I knew Gene in the ASA at Ft. Devens and later when we flew to Frankfurt, Germany. I'm a retired engineer turned novelist and would like to hear from him. Gene, try I've got some photos I can send from that period in our lives. Best,
Ron McGraw