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George Cornelius Wortley, lobbyist, former United States Representative from New York. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1973, Silver Antelope award, 1981.


Wortley, George Cornelius was born on December 8, 1926 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of George C. and Arlene (Hirsh) Wortley.


Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University, 1948.


Newspaper public, president Manlius Public Corporation, Fayetteville, New York, 1950-1992. President National Editorial Foundation, 1968-1973. Member United States Congress from 27th New York District, 1981—1989, United States House Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs Committee, United States House Select Committee on Aging, Select Committee on Children, Youth & Family.

Principal Dierman, Wortley, Zola & Associates, Inc. (DWZ), Washington, since 1989. President American Newspapers Representatives, 1966—1968.

Board directors Dierman, Wortley, Zola & Associates, Washington Solutions.


President Hiawatha council Boy Scouts American, 1972-1975. Member National Commission on History Publications and Records, 1977-1980, Fayetteville Senior Citizen Housing Commission, 1977-1980. Member allocations committee United Way of Central New York, 1979-1981.

Member public relations committee St. Camillus Health Care Center, 1971-1978. Member federal legislation committee American Lung Association, 1974-1977. Board directors Crouse-Irving Memorial Hospital Foundation, 1975-1987, president 1979-1981.

Board directors American Heart Association, Upstate New York, 1960-1980, chairman public relations committee, 1970-1974, chairman legislation committee 1977, member fund raising advisory committee, 1974-1979. Trustee Cazenovia College, 1981-1994. Board directors Onondaga History Association, 1980-1990.

Director Global Leadership Institute, 1987-2001. Served with MMR, United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II. Member National Newspaper Association (legislation committee 1976-1980), Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce (director 1979-1981), Upstate Council Industrial Editors, Le Moyne College College President's Associates, Syracuse University Alumni Asn.

(national treasurer 1973-1977), Former Members of the United States Congress Association, Navy League of the United States, Cosmos Club, Georgetown Club, Coral Ridge Yacht Club, Lions, Knights of Columbus, Kappa Sigma (president 1957-1959).


Married Barbara Jane Hennessy, May 13, 1950. Children: George C. IV, Ann Wortley Lavin, Elizabeth Wortley Ring.

George C. Wortley

Arlene (Hirsh) Wortley

Barbara Jane Hennessy

George C. IV Wortley

Ann Wortley Lavin Wortley

Elizabeth Wortley Ring Wortley