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George Wishart Creighton ’36

Published in Feb. 26, 2003, issue

George, son of Joseph '07 and brother of John '32, died on May 17, 2002, at the U. of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. At the time of his death, George was living in Locust Grove, Va., having moved to Virginia from Short Hills, N.J., in 1985.

George prepared at the Choate School and majored in politics at Princeton. He was a member of the University Cottage Club.

His first job was with First Boston Corp., followed by positions at Procter and Gamble, and the W. R. Grace Co. In 1941 he joined the sales department of the US Steel Corp., working in the districts of Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, and finally NYC. He retired in 1975 as manager of special accounts.

George's wife, Barbara "Bynnie" Conant, died in 1978, and his brother John died in 1994. George is survived by a sister, Jane Creighton Winans, and his three children, Joseph, Barbara Creighton Willis, and Mary Ann Creighton Thierfelder. In addition, George was the beloved grandfather of six. He will be well remembered.

The Class of 1936

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