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George E. McCandlish American Field Service North Africa; Died 1975 Italy

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George E. McCandlish American Field Service North Africa; Died 1975 Italy

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:42AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
The Seattle Times
Wednesday, June 4, 1975
Page H7, Column 6
Services Held for George E. McCandlish
Memorial services for Dr. George E. McCandlish, an educator and Seattle native, were held May 22 in the Friends Meeting House, Washington, D.C. He died May 19 in Perugia, Italy, where he was vacationing.

Dr. McCandlish had been Chairman of the English Department at George Washington University the past five years. He was a specialist on early American literature and was editor of The Puritans, a major source book on the period. He also was a student of languages.

A University of Washington graduate, Dr. McCandlish held a doctorate in American Civilization from Harvard University. He served with the American Field Service in North Africa during World War II.

Later he was Executive Director of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in the French zone of occupied Germany.

He also had served on the faculties of Brown University, the University of Delaware and Harvard and with The Harvard Press.

Survivors include his wife, Violet; a daughter, Joan McCandlish, Providence, Rhode Island; two sons, Brooks McCandlish, at the University of Massachusetts and David McCandlish, at home and two sisters, Virginia McCandlish, Seattle and Laurine Lawson, Washington, D.C.

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The Seattle Times
Monday, January 31, 1944
Page 10, Column 4
George McCandlish Wins Croix de Guerre
George E. McCandlish, 4423 Thackeray Place, who was with General Montgomery’s Eighth Army in North Africa as a member of the American Field Service, was awarded the French Croix de Guerre for his “exceptional devotion to duty,” his mother, Mrs. Virginia Lee McCandlish said today.

McCandlish, 28-year-old University of Washington graduate and former Harvard instructor, is now with the North African Economic Board, working in Morocco for the rehabilitation of refugees.

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