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George T. V. Powell ’31

Published in July 3, 1996, issue

George Van Tuyl Powell died Apr. 6, 1996, after a brief illness. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and was a member of the Charter Club at Princeton. He earned his LLB in 1935 at the U. of Washington before joining the law firm of Evens, McLaren, Lane, Powell and Beeks, where he became a partner. He was a member of the national, state, and city bar associations, and later (1952) served on the Board of Uniform Law Commissioners.

During his two years in the Navy as lieutenant, his duty consisted of negotiating and terminating contracts. In 1947 George was elected representative to the state legislature, where he served through 1953. Later he was on the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Assn. and then the Board of Regents of the U. of Washington.

He was a member of the Seattle Golf Club, the Seattle Tennis Club, the Rainier Club, and the University Club. George and his wife, Katherine (Jaynes), did a great deal of traveling: Central and South America, India, Europe, the Orient, Canada, and around the world. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jane Thomas and Lisa K., one son, George Jr., three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. To all of them, the class extends sincere sympathy in their loss.

The Class of 1931

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