George A. Mathewson | Lawyer (Retired)
George Mathewson is honored for professional longevity after working for more than four decades in law. He hung out his own shingle as a sole practitioner in 1966. He rendered services to anyone in need of professional services. He retired in 2004 from Banac and Mathewson, where he had served as counsel since 2002. He worked in a private practice from 1966 to 2004. He worked as a regional attorney for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation from 1972 to 1973. He has also been an attorney for the Office of Special Legal Assistants and a trial attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, Mr. Mathewson has taught at Onondaga Community College as an adjunct instructor in business law.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Mathewson has published three books, “1984 Arrives in America,” “Hidden Agenda” and “A Boy Named Martin.” He has served on the board of directors of Southside Business Association where he was also President, Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church and Steuben County Historical Society where he was also Vice President. He also was the director and Vice President of the Manilus Chamber of Commerce and the Finger Lakes Chamber Music Festival. He maintains affiliation with the New York State Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association, where he was recently honored as a 50 year member. He was also Kiwanis Club a 25 year member the Valley Kiwanis Club, contributing in the roles of board member, president, and honored as a Distinguished Kiwanian. He served as a director of the Yates County Arts Council.
Mr. Mathewson prepared for a career in legal services by first graduating from Amherst College with an AB cum laude in 1957. He continued at Cornell University to receive an LLB in 1960. A year later, Mr. Mathewson received an LLM from the University of Michigan.