|George B Harris|
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Born in New England, and came to San Diego in 1950 after Dartmouth College and serving 3 Navy years in Korea and then flight training. Married while in the Navy and settled in Coronado and was blessed with 5 children and 7 grandchildren, the oldest 2 attended USC and Boston College.
Worked at SD Trust & Savings for 5 years and became advertising manager. While there, entered the American Institute of Banking and studied finance and contract law in San Diego and financial public relations at Northwestern in Chicago. Then worked at the Old Globe Theatre as Business Manager. Later served on the Board for 25 years; And was the Treasure during the time of the fires and reconstruction.
Purchased a small printing and advertising business in 1957 that grew to 30 employees, and developed the first computerized cost and profit control system for the printing industry. Sold the business and semi-retired after 20 years to invest in real estate trust deed notes. Studied real estate law, earned a broker's license.
Opened Harris Mortgage in 1977 and originated and placed over 500 equity loans as the agent of the borrower, to whom the fiduciary obligation was due. Had been an approved broker for the last 15 years placing conventional residential and commercial mortgages with Downey, Countrywide and other lenders. Accepted an offer to join Prudential in 1992 as a financial planner; earned a Series 7 securities license and a California insurance license. Became independent in 1997; was appointed as an agent by the Medical Savings Account Company and by the First Penn-Pacific Life Insurance Co for long term care insurance and life insurance products.
With 20 years experience as a business owner, 30 years as a mortgage broker with 15 years in financial planning and insurance, George's office and the independent loan processors, appraisers and other specialists that made up George B. Harris & Company had a mission to serve the financial needs of property owners and real estate agents in the 5 Southern California counties.
Created by: Pat McArron
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103178172
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