George Stevenson, Jr.
July 16, 1937 – September 23, 2009
George Stevenson retired from the Archives and Records section on January 1, 2008 after more than thirty-seven years of service. George was honored with the Order of the Longleaf Pine in November 2006 for his years of service, but particularly for the important role he played in returning North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights to our state. The Order of the Longleaf Pine is the highest civilian honor that can be awarded by the State of North Carolina and is presented to individuals who have a record of extraordinary service to the state. George began his career at the State Archives in 1970. In the seventies and again in the late eighties, he worked in England and in Scotland identifying and arranging for the copying of documents in British repositories with relevance to colonial North Carolina. From 1977 to 1988, he was head of reference service in the Archives Search Room, where he trained the next generation of archivists, may of whom are still in service with the Office of Archives and History. Since 1989, he had been private manuscripts archivist.
For memorials and funeral arrangements, see:
The News and Observer Obituary
Letchworth Funeral Home and Monument Company
||George Stevenson, March 18, 1985
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