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Maurice O. Georges ’47

Maurice Ostrow Georges ’47, May 5, 2002, in Portland. Ossie received a BA in history and graduated from the Columbia University School of Law in 1950. During World War II, he served in the army in Europe, and attended University of Dijon, in Dijon, France. He married Evelyn Scher in 1948, and they had two daughters and a son. Before returning to Portland in 1951 to join the firm Miller, Nash, Wiener, Ossie taught at Boalt Hall Law School at the University of California, Berkeley. He retired from his practice as a tax attorney in 1994. Ossie served on the boards of the Oregon Council for the Humanities and the Portland Opera. His support for the college included generous financial donations, establishment of the Georges–Gittelsohn Scholarship, and service as president of the alumni association in 1959. He was appointed alumni trustee in 1967, and became a member of the board of trustees at Reed in 1977. He is survived by his wife and children, four grandchildren, a brother, and two sisters.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2002

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