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George Atterbury Mathewson

George Atterbury Mathewson was American lawyer. Patentee safety device for disabled airplanes.


  • Mathewson, George Atterbury was born on March 31, 1935 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Joseph B. and Christina A. (Atterbury) Mathewson.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1960. Master of Laws, University Michigan, 1961.


    • Atty office special legal assistants, trial attorney Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1963-1965. Regional attorney New York State Department Environmental Conservation, Liverpool, 1972-1973. Private practice Syracuse, 1967—1972, New York, 1973—2002.

      Of counsel Banac and Mathewson, Manlius, 2002—2004. Retired, 2004

      Adjunct instructor business law Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, 1979-1984.

    Major achievements

    • Patentee safety device for disabled airplanes.


    • Author: 1984 Arrives in America, 2005.


    Board directors South Side Businessmen, 1971-1972, 88-91, vice president, 1992, president 1993. Elder Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church, 1979, 82-85. Director Manilus Chamber of Commerce, 1995, vice president, 1997.

    Trustee Steuben County History Society, 2002-2005, vice president 2005. Board directors Yates County Arts Council, Inc., 2003-2006, secretary, 2004, vice president, 2005. Director Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Inc., 2007, 2008.

    Director Milly's Pantry, Inc., 2009. Member American Civil Liberties Union, Federal Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (former member state and county bar association committees), Onondaga County Bar Association, Kiwanis (board directors Onondaga club 1988-1989, vice president 1989, president 1989-1991).


    • Married Ann Elizabeth, July 31, 1975' 1 child, James Lemuel.
    • father: Joseph B. Mathewson
    • mother: Christina A. (Atterbury) Mathewson
    • spouse: Ann Elizabeth
    • child: James Lemuel Mathewson
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