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 George Madison Brewer

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George Madison Brewer

  • Birth 4 Jan 1916 Glazier, Hemphill County, Texas, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 2010 Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 62690477

Son of Robert Edward Brewer b. May 23, 1871 and Blanche Julia Palmer b. August 27, 1889.

Paternal grandparents: Samuel Bolling Brewer b. August 27, 1832 and Rebecca Attaway b. October 12, 1841.

Maternal grandparents: J. A. Quitman Palmer b. March 10, 1848 and Elizabeth Belle Barr b. June 23, 1851.

Graduated from high school in Dimmett, Texas and attended West Texas State Teacher's College in Canyon, Texas before accepting a position as clinic manager for a group of doctors in Pampa, Texas in 1937. This experience was a first step toward a career in hospital administration.

Joined the United States Navy in 1942 and served two years aboard the USS ASSD-1 (Advanced Base Sectional Drydock, No. 1), a ship repair facility and largest piece of floating equipment in the United States Navy during World War II. The USS ASSD-1 was anchored during that period at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides in the South Pacific.

Resumed his education after World War II at the University of Colorado on the GI Bill, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1947. He earned a Master of Science degree in Hospital Administration at Northwestern University in 1957 and received an honorary Doctorate from McMurry University in Abeline, Texas in 1965.

Was the administrator of hospitals in Spearman, Texas, Portales, Los Alamos, and Albuquerque in New Mexico and in Louisville, Kentucky prior to becoming President of Methodist Hospital, Lubbock, Texas in 1961 retiring from that position in 1986. He was a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives and a member of the New Mexico and Texas Hospital Associations. In 1979 he received the Earl M. Collier Award as a Distinguished Hospital Administrator from the Texas Hospital Association. He was also a member of the American Protestant Hospital Association, the United Methodist Hospital Association, and the National Association of Health & Welfare Ministries.

Memberships and active leadership in civic organizations during his career included Rotary Clubs of Portales, NM, Louisville, KY, and Lubbock, TX as well as West Texas Workshop and Counseling Services for the Blind, West Texas Health Planning Council, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, and the Advisory Council for Vocational Education in Lubbock Public Schools.

Shortly after moving to Norman, Oklahoma in 1992 George participated in the Norman Chamber of Commerce Leadership Plus program. He also served on United Way fund drives, the Chamber of Commerce's business and education committees, and the board of directors for Full Circle Senior Adult Day Center. He was a member of Norman Kiwanis Club and the Fellowship Class at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church.


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  • Created by: Diane Carmichael Blank
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62690477
  • Diane Carmichael Blank
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Madison Brewer (4 Jan 1916–25 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62690477, citing Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Diane Carmichael Blank (contributor 46610574) .