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journalist , poet

George Wallace, American poet, journalist. Nominee New York Press Association Writer of the Year, Long Islander Newspapers, 1995, New York Press Association Writer of Year, 1996, 1997, 1998, Pushcart prize, Writers Ink Press, 1999; recipient Key to the City, Town of Faison, North Carolina, 1981; scholar Regents scholar, New York State Board Regents, 1967-1971.

Background

Wallace, George was born on March 22, 1949 in Hempstead, New York, United States. Son of Theodore and Molly Wallace.

Education

Bachelor, Syracuse University, 1971. Masters Degree, University North Carolina, 1979.

Career

Health care outreach United States Peace Corps, Suncheon, Republic of Korea, 1975—1977. Director, community organizer Goshen Medical Center, Faison, North Carolina, 1979—1981. Health care administrator United States Air Force, Sacramento, 1981—1984, Lakenheath, England, 1984—1987.

Journalist, arts critic Long Islander Newspapers, Huntington, New York, 1988—1999. Executive editor Anton Publications, Mineola, 1990—1992. Editor, public Birnham Wood Graphics, Northport, since 1990.

Curator Northport History Society, since 1999. Director Big Sur Marathon Reading, New York City, San Francisco, 2001. Co-director Westhampton Writers Festival, Westhampton Beach.

Captain United States Air Force, 1981-1987.

Membership

Board member Huntington Chamber of Commerce, 1998—2001. Vice president Long Island Poetry Collective, since 2001. Volunteer organizer Committee To Save Pea Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, 1978—1979.

Member of Poets and Writers, Academy American Poets, Returned Peace Corps Volumes.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel.

Connections

Married Margaret Elizabeth Sloggatt. 1 child Theodore; married Barbara Paula Tepper (divorced January 1, 1988). Children: Jennifer, Karen, Grace.

father:
Theodore Wallace

mother:
Molly Wallace

spouses:
Margaret Elizabeth Sloggatt

Barbara Paula Tepper

children:
Theodore Wallace

Jennifer Wallace

Karen Wallace

Grace Wallace