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Library administrator

Egon Arthur Weiss was Austrian, American library administrator.


Weiss, Egon Arthur was born on June 7, 1919 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1938. Son of Arthur and Martha (Schrecker) Weiss.


Student, Berea College, Kentucky, 1938-1940;Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1947;Master of Arts, Boston University, 1949;M.S.L.S., Simmons College, Boston, 1951.


Professor assistant, Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library, 1949-1951;branch director, Brookline (Massachusetts) Public Library, 1951-1958;assistant director library, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1958-1962;library, director library, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1962-1987;library emeritus, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, since 1987. Library consultant, since 1987. Trustee Southeast New York Library.

Research Council, Poughkeepsie, since 1966. Member John Cotton Dana Committee, New York City, 1975-1979. Consultant Pergamon Press, McLean, Virginia, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Catalog Military Science College, 4 vols., 1969. Contributor to Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, since 1965.

      Appraiser rare books and special collections.


Chairman Black Rock Forest Preservation Council, Cornwall, New York, since 1981. Trustee Museum Hudson Highlands, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, 1968. Vice chairman Citizens Advisory Committee, Cornwall, 1963-1964.

President Friends of Cornwall (New York ) Public Library., since 1989, chairman gifts and bequests, since 1984. Counsellor Friends of West Point Library., since 1987. Trustee David Library. of America Revolution, Pennsylvania, since 1986.

Alternate delegate The White House Conference on Library and Information Services, 1991. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Library Association (president armed forces section 1966), Special Libraries Association (chairman military library division 1970), Archons of Colophon, Reserve Officers Association (president Orange County since 1965), Association United States Army (board governors since 1984) Clubs: Harvard (vice president schools and scholarship) (Poughkeepsie, New York ).

Lodges: Toastmasters (education vice president Newburgh, New York 1968), Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading; swimming. Tennis; playing violin.


Married Renee Hansi Weiss, July 11, 1942. Children– Helen Louise, Steven Arthur.

Arthur Weiss

Martha (Schrecker) Weiss

Renee Hansi Weiss

Helen Louise Weiss

Steven Arthur Weiss