George Conlon, 92, a sculptor who did portraits of many wellknown people and a retired employe of the U.S. Geological Survey, died Sunday at his home in Washington. He had arteriosclerosis.
Mr. Conlon was born in Lonaconing, Md., and was educated at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and in Paris. He lived in Paris from 1919 to 1941 and during this period did busts of Charles Lindbergh, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Marie Curie and other notables. He also was publicity manager of the Paris edition of The New York Herald Tribune for many years.
Other works by Mr. Conlon include a bust of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull, which is on exhibit in the Senate Reception Room, and one of Gen. John J. Pershing, which is in the national headquarters of the American Legion in Indianapolis.
Mr. Conlon moved to Washington in 1941 and went to work at the Geological Survey. He remained there until his retirement in the late 1950s.
Mr. Conlon was a member of the National Sculptors Society and remained active as an artist until a few years ago.
His wife, the former Marie Yvonne Gilson, died in 1919.
Survivors include a daughter, Georgia Conlon, of Washington, and a brother, Joseph, of Barberton, Ohio.