George Nauman Shuster


Thomas Hunter

Joseph A. Gillet

Edward Sanford Burgess

George Samler Davis

James Michael Kieran

Eugene A. Colligan

George Nauman Shuster

Eleanor Hunsdon Grady

John Meng

Mary Latimer Gambrell

Robert D. Cross

F. Joachim Weyl

Jacqueline Grennan Wexler

Joseph Shenker

Donna E. Shalala

Tilden John LeMelle

Paul LeClerc

Blanche Davis Blank

David Armand Caputo

Evangelos John Gizis

Jennifer J. Raab



Order: 5th

Dates: 1940 - 1960

George Shuster, one of the most distinguished Roman Catholic laymen of his time, began his multifaceted career as a sergeant in the Intelligence Service during World War I.  He later worked as a journalist, a professor of English, a translator, and a writer of fiction, literary history and criticism, and books on 20th-century Germany.  HE was director of the first research on population control done under Catholic auspices; its findings led a group of 37 Roman Catholic scholars, under his chairmanship, to recommend a change in the church’s traditional position on birth control.  In 1945, as delegate to the Conference on International Education, he helped to create UNESCO, and for a brief period after leaving Hunter, he served as its United States representative.  And while on a year’s leave of absence from the College during the occupation of Germany, he served as land commissioner for Bavaria.

During his twenty years as president, Dr. Shuster acquired Roosevelt House, founded the Concert series, established the graduate-level School of Social Work, and developed the division of nursing education and a graduate program that emphasized training teachers of the physically handicapped.

Finding Aid for George Nauman Shuster Collection, 1939-1960