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George Leo Williams, American secondary education educator. Recipient environmental award Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, 1994.


Williams, George Leo was born on June 29, 1931 in New York City. Son of Leo Dominick and Cathryn Margaret (Schellderfer) Williams.


Bachelor, City University of New York, 1953. Master of Arts, City University of New York, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1966.


Teacher, Port Washington (New York) Public Schools, l953;chairperson integrated studies, Port Washington (New York) Public Schools, 1960-1965;coordinator Amherst project, Port Washington (New York) Public Schools, 1968-1969;chairperson English department, Port Washington (New York) Public Schools, 1970-1990;administrative assistant secondary and higher education department, New York University, New York City, 1965-1966. Adjunct Professor New York University, 1966-1974, Adelphi U., Garden City, New York 1967-1969, Hofstra U., Hempstead, New York, 1967-1974. Chairman professional growth and development committee Port Washington Public Schools, 1973-1990, chairman bicentennial committee 1989-1990,member policy board Port Washington Teacher Center, 1987-1990.

Member alumni bd.Queens College History Department, since 1996.



Chair landmarks committee Cow Neck Peninsula History Society, Port Washington, 1980—1997, trustee, 1974—1977, trustee emeritus, since 2005. Commissioner landmarks committee Village of Port Washington North, since 1983. President History Society North Hempstead, 2001—2004, president emeritus, since 2005.

Member, chairperson History Landmark Preservation Commission, North Hempstead, New York, since 1984, chairman, since 1991. Chairperson 1701 Roslyn Grist Mil Committee, since 1997. Member Port Washington Continuing Education Advisory Council, 1988—1997.

Co-chair Roslyn Clock Tower Committee, 1994—1996. Member Preservation League of New York, Bigelow Society, New York Public Library., W.A.R. Goodwin Society. Grant writer Dodge House Restoration Committee.

Member organizational committee Landmark on Main St., 1984—1990. Member Cow Neck Peninsula History Society Dodge House Restoration Committee. Advisory board records Town of North Hempstead, since 1994.

Member 1998 annual committee Long Island Railroad to Port Washington. Member Bay Walk Nautical Arts Committee, since 2006. Planning board member Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Board, 2009.

Member Long Island North Shore Heritage Area Committee, since 2009. Member of Friends of the Arts, Friends of Planting Fields, National Trust History Preservation, New York State Museum Associates, Fulbright Association, American History Association (certified recognition 1988), Port Washington Teachers Association (vice president 1963-1964, board directors 1966-1974, newsletter editor 1990-1992, founder and 1st president retired teachers chapter 1991), Society for Preservation Long Island Antiquities, Association Public Historicans of New York State, New York State History Association, New York Genealogical/Biographical Society, Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington (Environmental Quality Recognition award 2003), Roslyn Landmark Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Adelia Gilda Musa, February 26, 1958. Children: Adelia, Marina, Gilda.

Leo Dominick Williams

Cathryn Margaret (Schellderfer) Williams

Adelia Gilda Musa

Adelia Williams

Marina Williams

Gilda Williams