John R. George

Class of 1997

John was born June 8, 1925 in Utica, NY. He attended Utica College and served with the U.S. Army during World War II in England, France and Germany. He married Ann in September 1948, and raised two children.

He was a salesman at Beechnut Packing Co. from 1948 to 1953 and at Walter Johnson Candy from 1953 to 1960. He was a past president of Peeler & George Assoc. brokerage and from 1973 until his death in May, 1995, was CEO of J.R. George & Assoc. The American Wholesale Marketers Association named him a Candy Ambassador.