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Theodore George, Sr.

Theodore George, Sr., District I President

Theodore H. George, Sr. is the husband of Maria Sly George. He is an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4640 Canal Street in New Orleans, La. And St. Joseph Catholic Church in Poplarville, Miss. He is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, La.

Theodore is the middle child of four, born to Ernest J. and Norlie Anna Williams George. His early education was in St. Monica Catholic School, Danneel and Xavier Prep and Gaudet Boarding School in New Orleans. Theo was a freshman at Xavier University when he was drafted by the U.S. Army. After he was discharged, he entered Southern University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Education in 3 years. In 1959, he obtained certification in Mathematics.

After graduation, he secured a teaching job at Southdown High School in Houma and the YMCA School of Commerce. Two years later, he returned to his home town to work in the Orleans Parish public schools. There, he served as a teacher and worked in administration at Rivers Frederick Jr. High School. For a year, he taught at Lanely College in Oakland, Ca. and worked for TWA Airline. Theo retired from teaching from McDonogh 35 Senior School in 1991.

Considering his call to participate in his birth Catholic background, he became active in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. There, he met Maria and married her at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Theo has four children, three girls and one son. They are the proud grandparents of six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Theodore is active in many Faith based organizations, civic and community. This includes:

  • Knights of Columbus New Orleans 714 Council
  • Financial Secretary and Bienville 314 Assembly
  • Past-Faithful Navigator
  • Knights of Columbus New Orleans Metro Chapter, Past President
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Serra Club of Metro New Orleans, Past President
  • International Order of Alhambra Darro Caravan #29
  • 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans
  • AARP 4550, Past President
  • Kappa Alpha Psi #36 Life Member and 64 year-member
  • Dominican Laity 3rd Order
  • Supporter of the Sisters of the Holy Family
  • Life member of LRTA
  • Member of NAACP