James T. George '38

A devoted songster, Jim looked happily forward to barbershop quartets when he retired from his high-level Pentagon life. That, and golf in Bradenton, FL, where wife Virginia (Ginger) eased back problems swimming in the warm Gulf waters.

His retirement was early indeed, 1971, when he was only fifty-six years old. He was offered a post of US Navy undersecretary, but “he’d had enough,” his daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Corde, remembers.

James T. George '38

A devoted songster, Jim looked happily forward to barbershop quartets when he retired from his high-level Pentagon life. That, and golf in Bradenton, FL, where wife Virginia (Ginger) eased back problems swimming in the warm Gulf waters.

His retirement was early indeed, 1971, when he was only fifty-six years old. He was offered a post of US Navy undersecretary, but “he’d had enough,” his daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Corde, remembers.