- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 1, 2005

George A. Shelton, 87, government employee

George Alan Shelton, a World War II veteran and former federal and D.C. government employee, died Jan. 29 at the Chevy Chase Manor Care Nursing Home after battling colon cancer and other illnesses. He was 87.

Born Aug. 15, 1917, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., he graduated from Tuscaloosa Junior College in 1937. He received a bachelor’s degree from the State Teachers College in Montgomery, Ala., in 1939. He taught high school students in Birmingham until he was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1943.

Mr. Shelton was honorably discharged in May 1946. He returned to his teaching position in Birmingham for one year before attending the University of Michigan on the GI Bill.

In 1948, he enrolled at Howard University to pursue a doctorate in medicine. For medical reasons, he left his studies and accepted a position in 1950 with the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

In 1953, he went to work as a computer analyst in the headquarters of the Air Force at the Pentagon. In 1967, he left the Pentagon and accepted a position with the D.C. government as a computer systems analyst. He worked there for 20 years.

He resided in the District for 55 years before moving to Chevy Chase last year.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Shelton; a daughter, Cheryl of Florida; three sons, Gary Shelton of Herndon, Gregory Shelton of the District and George Allan Shelton of Germantown; and three grandchildren.

He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be sent to the Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Disabled American Veterans.

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