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George (Roy) McNeil
George (Roy) McNeil

Basketball & Baseball (Inducted 2000)


George E. (Roy) McNeil won six varsity letters in basketball and baseball between 1939 and 1942. The District native enrolled at GW in 1938 after graduating from Roosevelt High School. In basketball, the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder played forward for coach Bill Reinhart, teaming with GW greats Red Auerbach, Joe Gallagher and Matt Zunic. In baseball, he played shortstop for coach Vinnie DeAngelis. He provided both teams with solid leadership, co-captaining the basketball team and captaining the baseball squad in 1942.

Earning a bachelor's degree in political science in '42, McNeil entered in U.S. Navy following a year at GW Law School. He served in the Navy for three years and was honorably discharged as a Navy Lt. in 1946. He then embarked on a lengthy and successful business management career with Federal Storage Co. ('46-63), Phillips Real Estate ('63-69) and Macke Building Services ('69-84) before retiring.

McNeil, who has since passed away, was married to wife Ruth. Together they had three daughters, Helen Whisman, Ann Fox and Mary Woscoboinic, and six grandchildren.

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