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Edward Alan John George
Birth: Sep. 11, 1938
Death: Apr. 18, 2009

Economist. As long-time officer of the Bank of England, Lord George became known as "Steady Eddie" for his calm approach towards international finance in times of crisis. During his ten year stint as Governor of the Bank, he raised the importance of the British money markets and the Bank itself to a previously unseen standing. Educated at Dulwich College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, he entered the Bank of England directly after graduating with a degree in economics in 1962; there was, however, a long standing rumor that it was his prowess at cards which impressed Bank officials rather than his fiduciary skills, a rumor which Lord George did nothing to dispel. Within 15 years he had risen to the position of Deputy Chief Cashier, was appointed to the Deputy Governorship in 1990 and became Governor of the Bank in 1993. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. Despite his unconventional approach to banking, his informal attitude towards business protocol and his chain smoking habit - all of which caused the stuffy banking industry to look askance at this maverick who had somehow attained what is considered probably the second most important financial position in the country after the Chancellor of the Exchequer - he presided over a great period of growth and stability and rode out financial crises such as the collapse of Barings Bank with aplomb. He retired from the Bank of England in 2003, retaining a directorship on many international banking committees and becoming active in his local community. He was created Baron George of St. Tudy in the County of Cornwall in 2004. (bio by: Mount Hope NY) 
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Record added: Apr 21, 2009
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