George A. Wiley

  • Spring 1973

Starting out in the field of chemistry, George Wiley received the B.S. in 1963 from the University of Rhode Island the Ph.D in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1957. After a brief tour of duty as Lieutenant U.S. Army, Quartermaster Corps, he had a post-doctoral year again in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles (1958). he taught at the University of California at Berkeley as Assistant Professor of Chemistry from 1958 to 1960, and as Associate Professor of Chemistry at Syracuse University from 1960 to 1965. In 196 he abandoned chemistry to become Associate Director (under James Farmer) of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). He left CORE in 1966 to found the National Welfare Rights Organization, of which he was Executive Director until his resignation in January 1973. Mr. Wiley will be at the Institute of Politics for the month of March.