George Matthew King
Businessman and educator
Dartmouth College A.B. (1909)
Class of 1906
Born 1874 Halifax NC
Died 1942 Macon GA
Quotes from Biographical Sources
Prof. King was recognized throughout the East and New England states as one of the race's most outstanding scholars bringing to this community several years ago the rich heritage of his fruitful experiences, where he closely identified himself with constructive training ventures for colored people throughout the community.
Professor King has had extensive training in some of the nation's best colleges. He held degrees from Wayland College of Virginia and Dartmouth College and had done graduate work at the Amos tuck School of Administration and Finance. He also studied in various New England Textile Mills. During the past 10 years he has served as instructor of English, English literature and Latin at Hutto High school, Bainbridge, Georgia; has been acting president of Georgia Normal College, Albany; principal of Wayne County Training school, Jessup; principal of Center High and supervising principal of Colored Elementary schools in Waycross, and instructor for the past seven years in Bibb county WPA schools. He has been an executive in the Charles A. Young service center for Camp Wheeler trainees and Chairman of Boy Scout Troop.
Among outstanding positions held by Professor King before coming to Georgia were: National Urban League, New York, served at the only colored war camp community service during the World War No. 1 period in Portsmouth, N.H., and was a representative for the Wearever Aluminum Company of America at New Kensington, Pa.
Prof. King's immediate family that are in the city to make up the funeral party are Mrs. William J. Cousins of Newburyport, Mass.; Miss Sara A. King, Boston, Mass., and Miss Ariel O. King of Portsmouth, N.H.; Sgt. F. Cameron King, stationed at Camp Davis, North Carolina, and Leslie R. King of Macon, student at Ballard Normal school, his children. Other survivors who were unable to be present are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude W. F. King; Mrs. Wallace O. Nash of Portland, Me. and George M. King, Jr. of Richmond, Va.
Excerpt from a newspaper obituary, Bibb County, Georgia, Jan 1942.
Profile image source: Newspaper obituary, Bibb County, Georgia, Jan 1942