George Strait held degrees from Howard University and Suffolk University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. During his career as a law librarian, he held positions at Southern University (1950-1953), Worcester County Law Library (1953-1958), Harvard University (1958-1967 and 1969-1976), and Northeastern University (1967-1969). He joined the University of Iowa College of Law in 1976, serving as a professor and library director until 1984. He died in 1989.