George, Leland White, 85, a retired Navy architect who was active in civic and professional organizations, died of Parkinson's disease Monday at Goodwin House in Alexandria.
Mr. White came to Washington in 1935 and worked as an architect with the resettlement Administration in the design of the model town of Greenbelt. He joined the Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks in 1936, and worked there until retiring in 1965.
As a civilian Navy architect, he worked on such projects as the Naval Academy museum, the War Room for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, and designs for the Byrd, Palmer, and Pole stations in Antarctica.
A resident of Alexandria since 1937, he was a member of the Alexandria Association, the Alexandria Historic Foundation and the Little Theater of Alexandria. He also belonged to the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust and the Washington Building Congress.
Mr. White was born in Grafton, Pa., and reared in Nebraska and Colorado. He was a 1929 graduate of the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in architectural engineering.
He served as a pilot-instructor with the Army during World War I. He then farmed in Wyoming, worked for the State Highway Department, sold horse doctor books, and barnstormed witha small flying circus.
He worked as a hospital design architect for the state of New york before coming to Washington.
Mr. White attended Christ Church in Alexandria. He was a member of the Harry S Truman Barracks of World War I Veterans and the Antarctican Society.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Genevieve Johnson, of Alexandria; a son, Johnson, of Tacoma, Wash.; a daughter, Alison Lattu of Alexandria; a brother, Norman, of Orange, Calif.; a sister, Hazel White of Estes Park, Colo., and four grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Preservation Fund of Christ Church in Alexandria.