At the age of six, Metzger moved with his family from rural Illinois to northern California. While growing up, he collected comic strips and read works by authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Herbert Asbury and book illustrators Fritz Eichenberg and Lynd Ward.
He was an underground comics artist during the mid-1960s and early 1970s in California before moving to Canada in 2010. In 2010, he was invited back as Artist GoH Emeritus.
Early Life and Education
Early childhood is a critical period in children’s brain development. That’s why it is essential that they have an encouraging learning environment where they feel loved, cared for and motivated to excel.
Early childhood education is greatly shaped by their interactions with primary caregivers and family members, relationships with other adults, and the environments in which they grow up. These early experiences lay the foundations for social skills, self-worth, perception of the world, and moral outlook.
Erikson’s psychosocial theory provides educators and parents with a useful framework to guide their students through different stages of psychological development. Furthermore, they can create an encouraging atmosphere where children develop self-trust and build up their self-esteem.
Metzger’s professional career featured several prestigious architectural endeavors. He served as Erie County architect at one point and designed many iconic buildings in Buffalo.
Metzger was also a veteran of the New York National Guard for 30 years, retiring with the rank of colonel.
Metzger rose to prominence on the racist right in the early 1980s. He was an influential leader of White Aryan Resistance (WAR), a white supremacist organization.
He declared his group to be biased against “the white race,” advocating only the interests of “the majority race.”
In 1990, WAR was bankrupted by a civil lawsuit brought against it by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League on behalf of Mulugeta Seraw’s family after she died from a racially motivated attack at her college campus. A jury returned an unprecedented $12.5 million verdict against Metzger and WAR that left both companies bankrupted.
Achievements and Honors
George Metzger has earned recognition for his accomplishments across a range of fields. As an accomplished local architect, he designed numerous buildings throughout Buffalo, New York.
He is renowned for his charitable activities, contributing to several local charitable organizations and improving Hofstra University’s facilities.
In 2012, he donated $1.5 million to the University, creating an endowment for men’s lacrosse and supporting a capital improvement fund that benefits all 17 sports. Furthermore, he initiated the Lou DiBlasi-Michael D’Amato Traditions Project in Margiotta Hall.
He has earned multiple accolades for his hard work and commitment to Hofstra University and the community. Recently, he was named Hofstra Alumnus of the Year by the Alumni Organization and is a member of Adelphi University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
George Metzger was an esteemed local architect and builder in Buffalo’s late Victorian era. He held 33rd degree Masonry and belonged to various organizations such as the Buffalo Club, Buffalo Builders Exchange, and American Institute of Architects.
He was an accomplished cartoonist and animator, best known for his comic strip Beyond Time and Again that serialized in underground West coast newspapers and combined high fantasy with prescient views of science, climate change, and political authoritarianism.
He donated his home, library and buildings to Dickinson College as the Metzger Institute. Classes were held there until 1913; additionally, the Metzger Trust that he established in 1881 has been used ever since to fund women’s educational opportunities at Dickinson.
George Metzger had an estimated net worth of $95.5 Thousand as of February 13, 2017. He owns over 1,000 units of Lifevantage stock.
He also donated $1.5 Million to Hofstra University in 2012, the largest gift ever received by the college. Furthermore, he has been an enthusiastic supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as well as Funeral Service Foundation.
He owns a large estate in Florida that’s valued at $670 million. Additionally, his other possessions include an airplane and yacht.