Advertisement

 George Howard Earle III

Advertisement

George Howard Earle III

Birth
Devon, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 30 Dec 1974 (aged 84)
Bryn Mawr, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 11406 View Source
Suggest Edits

Pennsylvania Governor. Born in Devon, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Harvard University in 1911, received a law degree and served in the US Navy during World War I, receiving the Navy Cross Medal. After the war, he worked abroad in the family owned sugar business and was appointed U.S. Minister to the Republic of Austria, in 1933. In 1935, he was elected as a Democrat the 32nd Governor of Pennsylvania, serving until 1939. During his administration, he was credited for leading Pennsylvania through the height of the Great Depression. After his term, he was appointed Ambassador to Bulgaria and during World War II, served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy, as Associate Naval Attaché to Turkey. After the war, he served as Assistant Governor of American Samoa in 1945. He then returned to his business interests until his death at age 84 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was George Howard Earle III?

Current rating:

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 4 Aug 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11406
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/11406/george-howard-earle : accessed ), memorial page for George Howard Earle III (5 Dec 1890–30 Dec 1974), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11406, citing Church of the Redeemer Cemetery, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .