Date of death: 8/8/2019
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1957
Dr. George W. Elford died in Potomac, Maryland, on August 8, 2019, at the age of 87. George is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dorothy Martin Elford; his daughters, Maura (Daniel) Collinge and Helene M. Elford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his four siblings, Anne (Elford) Powell, John Elford, Timothy Elford, and Mary (Elford) Nagy. George was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to John P. and Serena L. (Maloney) Elford.
He graduated from the Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana and later earned a Master’s degree from Butler University and a doctorate in Education from Indiana University. George’s career in education spanned more than 30 years, during which he served as a school superintendent and director of research for Catholic education agencies and as field office program director of the Educational Testing Service for over 20 years. After retiring from ETS, he founded an education assessment company and continued speaking and publishing on education.