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WORTLEY, George Cornelius

WORTLEY, George Cornelius
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WORTLEY, George Cornelius, a Representative from New York; born in Syracuse, N.Y., December 8, 1926; attended St. Lucy's Academy, Syracuse; graduated from Tully Central School, Tully, N.Y., 1944; B.S., Syracuse University, 1948; attended Kings Point Academy, 1945-1946; cadet midshipman, MMR-USNR, 1945-1946; president of publishing company; publisher-editor, Eagle Bulletin; director, Bank of New York (central region); director, Wortley Drug Store, Inc.; National Editorial Foundation, president, 1968-1973; New York Press Association, president, 1966; National Commission on Historical Publications and Records, 1977-1980; director, Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1982; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1989); was not a candidate for renomination in 1988 to the One Hundred First Congress; died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on January 21, 2014; interred in Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Onondaga Historical Association
Research Center

Syracuse, NY
Papers: 1980-1989, 2 cubic feet. The papers of George C. Wortley contain correspondence and letters received, proclamations and awards, legislation documents and papers, clippings, and other papers of a Republican member of Congress.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1986, 2 commercials on 2 videocassettes. The commercials were used during George C. Wortley's campaigns for the 1982 and 1986 U.S. congressional elections in districts 21 and 27 of New York, Republican Party.
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