The Resource Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 10 | Collection filed under Accession 40714

Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 10 | Collection filed under Accession 40714

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  • Papers, 1927-1981, of David Gordon George of Richmond, Virginia, including a biography, clippings, correspondence, obituaries, political materials, and posters. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, 1941-1981. Included are numerous letters, recommendation letters, and job applications for employement with federal and foreign offices (Price Administration, Production Management, and the War Production Board), United Steelworkers of America, United Paperworkers & Papermakers Union, Department of the Interior, and several Senator cabinets. Correspondents include: Joseph W. Barr, Earl Crowder, Ted Dalton, Daniel Horowitz, Estes Kefauver, Henry Paley, Lewis F. Powell, Parke Rouse, John Slavin, G.E. Strong, and Leonard G. Wolf. The collection also contains letters, 1969-1981, between David George and S. Cooper Dawson regarding "Official Reports of Battles-1862" signed by General Samuel Cooper and George's attempts to sell the book
  • Included are clippings relating to his father, David Graves George, and his song, "The Wreck of the Old 97," and receipts for Forest Lawn Cemetery. Also included is an application for membership to the Roosevelt Club of Richmond, election card for Mack Cogbill for commonwealth attorney of Chesterfield County, and flyer for the McDowell Committee. Also included are brochures, flyers, and newsletters for the Union for Democratic Action, 1946
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David Gordon George (1910-1974) was the son of David Graves George and Marie Murphy George, tobacco farmers in Danville, Virginia. He graduated in 1927 from Chester High School. He was a member of the Socialist party, 1928-1934, founder of the Southern Electoral Reform League in 1939, and served as Labor Representative on the War Production Board 1942-1945. In 1945 he managed the campaign of Moss A. Plunkett for Governor of Virginia. After the war he toured and lectured in Europe. From 1951-1953 he served as Executive Assistant for the Regional Wage Stabilization Board. He also was involved in mineral explorations in Mexico from 1953-1958. After years of labor and political work and advising public leaders, David George was shut out of almost every significant government job for which he applied in the late 1950's to early 1960's. He later learned this was due to being labeled a "Communist Sympathizer" by the F.B.I. Though promised this had been removed, he was nevertheless denied numerous government jobs. In the 1960-1970's George worked at Bermuda Academy Middle School in Chester, Virginia, and provided many articles for The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 10 | Collection filed under Accession 40714
  • Oversize folder located in Oversize Box 10
  • Collection filed under Accession 40714
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • Crown Collectibles
  • Crown Collectibles
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