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Publishing executive

George Sims Wham was American publishing executive. Decorated Silver Star, Purple Heart.


Wham, George Sims was born on January 27, 1920 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. Son of George Sims and Nellie (Melette) Wham.


Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1941. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1951.


Textile technologist United States Department of Agriculture, 1947-1949. Research associate School Chemistry and Physics, Pennsylvania State University, 1949-1951. Professor, assistant dean Texas Women's University, 1951-1954.

Senior editor Good Housekeeping magazine, New York City, 1954-1960, vice president, technical director, 1961-1987. Technical consultant, 1987-1998. Distinguished visiting professor University North Carolina, 1987-1988.

Director research and development, Phillips Van Heusen, Inc., 1960-1961. Guest lecturer Purdue University, University Maryland, Arizona State University, University Connecticut, University Delaware, Clemson University, University Rhode Island, Michigan State University. Leader United States delegate International Standards Conferences, 1968, 71, 86, 87.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Governing Council, Hightstown, New Jersey, 1960-1962. Member Board Education, Hightstown, 1959-1961. Served to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946.

Member American Association Textile Chemists and Colorists (past president, Harold C. Chapin award), American National Standards Institute (Chairman, Board Of Directors 1986-1988, chairman textile standards board 1966-1968, Howard Coonley medal 1985, George S. Wham Leadership medal 1990), Consumer Council (chairman 1985), Sigma Xi, Phi Psi, Omicron Nu.


Married Beth Keeler, September 13, 1947. Children– Norman Brent, Bonnie Beth, Barry Keeler.

George Sims Wham

Nellie (Melette) Wham

Beth Keeler

Norman Brent Wham

Bonnie Beth Wham

Barry Keeler Wham