George T. Ness Jr., 85, taught at Poly

August 22, 1991

George T. Ness Jr., a lawyer and a history teacher at Polytechnic Institute for many years, died Tuesday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center after breaking his hip a week earlier in a fall at his home on Regester Avenue in the Anneslie area.

Services for Mr. Ness, who was 85, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Charles Street and Melrose Avenue.

He retired in 1965 after teaching at Poly for 37 years, but continued to practice law, specializing in wills and estates.

A founder of the Civil War Round Table of Baltimore, now known as the Baltimore Round Table of American Military History, he was also the author of a book, "The Regular Army on the Eve of the Civil War."

He was a founder of the committee for the Maryland Union Room, a museum collection now housed at the 5th Regiment Armory, and a member of the Loyal Order of the Legion.

Mr. Ness, who was born in Baltimore, was a graduate of City College, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland law school.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Pratt; and a sister, Elizabeth N. Grubb of Baltimore.

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