1920 born in Smoaks, Colleton County, South Carolina; 1937 graduated Carlisle Military School; 1939 Read and studied law, law clerk and legal secretary. 1940-1941 United States Army; 1942 admitted to bar of South Carolina and Supreme Court of South Carolina; 1943-1946 United States Army, 1st Lieutenant and active reservist, 1946-1958, Captain; 1946 Adjudicator, Civilian Government Service, Department of the Interior; 1946-1972 National Park Service (attorney; concessions; Assistant Superintendent of Rocky Mountain and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks; Superintendent of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial; Associate Director of National Parks; Director of National Park Service under presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon); 1962 Executive Director of Downtown St. Louis, Inc.; 1988 author of "Battling the National Parks." Honorary degrees from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina; Lincoln College, Lincoln, Nebraska; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; and Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
From the description of George B. Hartzog, Jr. papers, 1928-1992, (bulk 1960s-1970s). (Clemson University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 36210713