George Willmann was a Jesuit missionary and was the Founder of the Knights of Columbus
Fraternal Association of the Philippines
GEORGE J WILLMANN
George Willmann was born in New York. He was ordained in June 1928 and worked in
New York as director of the Jesuit Mission Bureau on behalf of the Philippines from
1930 to 1936. He went to the Philippines and in 1938 began teaching.
In 1938 Willmann also became involved with the Knights of Columbus. The first Council
of the Knights in the Philippines had been established in April 1905 in Intramuros,
the second in 1918 in San Pablo, Laguna. But Willmann was the Founder of the Knights
of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines and is considered the Father
of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines. He was appointed in 1948 as the first
District Deputy in the Philippines.
29 June 1897 to 14 October 1977
Knights of Columbus in the Philippines Centenary
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Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association, 50th Anniversary