Schuyler, George Samuel


(1895–1977), journalist, essayist, editor, columnist, satirist and author. A World War I veteran, he wrote for various publications including the Crisis, The Nation, Opportunity, and A. Philip Randolph’s magazine Messenger and did publicity for the NAACP. However, he was best known as a columnist and editor for the Pittsburgh Courier (1925–75). His writings would eventually exhibit a tendency to conservatism to the extent that it was rumored that he was a member of the John Birch Society. His daughter was the child prodigy Philippa Duke Schuyler, concert pianist and composer. In June of 1943, he participated in the NAACP-sponsored Emergency Conference on the Status of the Negro in the War for Freedom, held in Detroit.

1895 February 25
1977 August 31