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George S. Roudebush ’31

Published in June 7, 2000, issue

George was born in St. Louis, lived there all his life, and died there Feb. 22, 2000, in St. Luke's Hospital after a brief illness.

After preparing at the Webb School, George entered Princeton and was a member of the class football team, crew squad, Princetonian make-up editor, Alumni Weekly undergraduate week columnist, a member of Triangle Club, Theatre Intime publicity director, and a member of Charter Club.

George received his LLB from Harvard law school in 1934 and went to work for Lashly, Lashly & Miller. In 1944 George entered the Marine Corps and served as an aviation ground officer in the Pacific, where he remained until his discharge in Dec. 1945, as a first-lt. He returned to his post with L.L. & M. until 1949, when he joined Bryan Cave. In 1963 he was appointed general counsel at McDonell Douglas Corp. In 1973 he returned to Bryan Cave and retired in 1989.

George was past pres. of the Bar Assn. of Metropolitan St. Louis, a former board member of St. Luke's Hospital, the World Affairs Council, and Confluence St. Louis, and served on the University City board of education.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy Coleman, two daughters, Susan R. Rava and Mary R. Nowotny, one son, George Jr., five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The class extends its deepest sympathy to the entire family.

The Class of 1931

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