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1964: Raymond R. Holland served in Venezuela in Maracaibo and Cumaná beginning in 1964
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Raymond R. Holland can be contacted at rrhollandapicsfdorg
Country of Service: Venezuela
Training Group: University Education
Cities you served in: Maracaibo and Cumaná
Arrival Year: 1964
Departure Year: 1966
Work Description: Taught Chemistry, English, Physics, Thermodynamics
Other Countries you served in, Training Group Name Arrival Year, Departure Year, Work
None. Opened Peace Corps Recruiting Office in San Franciso in 1966 and
Served as Director of Public Affairs and Recruiting in Washington, D.C. from
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Law School 1969-73. Director of Planning for Economic Opportunity Council
of San Francisco 1969-73. Deputy Director, San Francisco Mayor's Office of
Employment and Training 1973-83. Vice President and Legal Counsel,
Private Industry Council of San Francisco, Inc. 1983-Present.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
It is unfortunate that there have not been more Peace Corps programs
over the last 35+ years in middle eastern countries and it would be most
unfortunate if that trend is now reverse solely as a matter of U.S. foreign
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
Anyone who was a volunteer in Colombiam Ecuador, or Venezuela from
1962 to 1970.
Any message for returned volunteers?:
Melinda (also a 1964-66 Venezuelan RPCV) and I still live in San Francisco
and have two grown sons, one who is a criminal defense attorney in New
York City and another who is soon to be starting medical school.
Originally posted: January 31, 2002
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