George Bennett, Jr.
George Worden Bennett, Jr.
George W. Bennett, Jr. attended Fort Hayes State University for 3 years and Polk Vocational Technical Center in Lakeland Florida. George had a 23-year career in the United States Army serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the army in 1975 with the rank of Master Sergeant. For 10 of his army years he served in a joint command and spent time working with 21 governments in 4 languages. His varied army assignments took him and his family around the globe from the islands of the South Pacific to South America, Europe, and the United States where he served in San Francisco, Denver, Indianapolis, and Washington, DC. His overseas assignments included South Korea, South Vietnam, Germany, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Guam, and Okinawa. Other travels included destinations in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Puerto Rico, the British West Indies, Midway, Wake Island, Hawaii, France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Austria, and Switzerland. George likes meeting people and learning about their cultures and histories. He states that in his travels he has never met anyone whom he did not like. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and a former employee of the Library of Congress. George retired 3 NOV 1992 after 14 1/2 years in the Copyright Office. He has served as head of the Deposit Copies Storage Unit when it was located in the Pickett St. Annex. He served as head of the Records Storage Section before transferring to the position of Library Technician in the Materials Control Section of the Receiving and Processing Division. He is survived by his wife, Blanca Bennett; three daughters, Janette E. Evans, Lisa Bennett and Christine Bennett, and one son, George David Bennett, all of Fredericksburg, Virginia. George has five sisters, Mary Twyman, Joyce Songer, Jane Ault, Judy Ambler and Nancy Larsen; two brothers, Cranford Bennett. and Jim Bennett, both of Kansas; and one grandson, Caleb Michael Evans.