KILLINGER, GEORGE GLENN (1908~1993) Dr. George Glenn Killinger, educator, criminologist, and state official, was born March 13, 1908, in Marion, Virginia. He graduated with Honors from Wittenburg University in 1930, and received a Ph.D. in Criminal Psychology and neural anatomy from the University of North Carolina in 1933.
Dr. Killinger's varied career spanned many horizons. He was assistant director of Mathieson Alkali works, psychologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority, director of social services at Southwestern State Hospital in Marion, Virginia, psychologist at the federal reformatory in Chillicothe, Ohio, director of education at the U. S. federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia, and director of education at the bureau of prisons in Washington, D. C. He served in World War II as chief of Psychobiological activities of war shipping administration in New York City and George Washington University, founder and director of the institute of contemporary corrections and the behavioral sciences, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and chairman, vice chairman and member of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Dr. Killinger created, planned and developed the George Beto Criminal Justice Center and the criminal justice program he created there ranks among the highest in our nation. He was an entrepreneurial business man, who for decades invented, manufactured and marketed coasters for glasses and other sundries. His list of publications and awards are extensive.
Dr. Killinger retired for medical reasons in 1985 and moved to Huntsville, Texas. There he continued to lecture, write and contribute his leadership in the criminal justice field until the day of his death, October 21, 1993.
Obituary taken from Huntsville Item, Huntsville, Texas.