Delaware Commissioners

Samuel E. Lathem
Bear, Delaware
Term Expires: July 1, 2025

Samuel E. Lathem

President, Delaware State AFL-CIO (November 2003-present)
Retired UAW International Staff, Chrysler Division, 1999-2004
Retired Chrysler Newark Assembly Plant, member of UAW Local 1183, 1965-2004
Retired Region 8 Administrator, 1993-2004

Civic and Business Affiliations:
Delaware River and Bay Authority Commissioner, June 2001-present
Board member, Diamond State Port Corporation
Board member, Junior Achievement
Member, Interagency Council on Literacy
Chairman, DE Council on Vocational Education
Member, Task Force on High School Graduation Requirements
Member, Workforce Development Council
Member, Delaware Council on Labor
UAW Volunteer Organization Award Recipient – Delaware

UAW Summer School, University of Tennessee
Region 8 Leadership Conference Participant on several occasions

Volunteer Work:
United Negro College
Region 8 Family Training Center, Director of Special Tutoring
Facilitator - UAW/4-H Summer Camp for inner city youth

Married to Jean Lathem; ordained Baptist minister, October 19, 1992; active member of the UAW since 1965.