Stacy Sherwood Dies, Helped Bring Mason to Fairfax

Posted: September 12, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

One of the key players in George Mason’s early history–Stacy Sherwood, retired banker and former Fairfax Town Council member–died Sept. 1. It was Sherwood, 79, who suggested that George Mason College be located in Fairfax. By working with other town officials, the property on which the university is now located was purchased.

“He had a vision of the future that is characteristic of Virginians,” said Tom Hennessy, chief of staff to the president.

Sherwood began his career at the National Bank of Fairfax in 1950 as a teller and retired in the late 1980s as a senior vice president. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Geraldine.

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