George E. Outland was born in Santa Paula, Ventura County, California, on October 8, 1906. He attended public schools and Whittier College in California, where he received an A.B., in 1928. He received his M.A. from Harvard University in 1929, and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1937. He also attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Outland served as assistant director of boys' work, Hale House, Boston, Massachusetts, from 1928-1930; director of boys' work, Denison House, Boston, Mass., from 1929-1933; Neighborhood House, Los Angeles, California, from 1933-1934; supervisor of boys' welfare for Federal Transient Service of Southern California in 1934 and 1935; and director of New Haven Community College in 1935 and 1936. He was an instructor at Yale University 1935-1937, and served on the faculty of Santa Barbara State College, from 1937-1942. Outland was a delegate to the California State Democratic Conventions from 1942–1950, and was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947). Outland was also a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions, 1944 and 1948; and was chairman of the Democratic State policy committee from 1948 to 1950. After losing reelection in 1946, Outland taught at San Francisco State College from 1947-1972. He died in Anacortes, Washington, on March 2, 1981.