“George Drake & Grinnell College”

Collage of photos of George Drake and familyThank you for Melanie Drake’s personal memoir of her father’s (and my classmate’s) lifelong connection to Grinnell, its ideals, and its students. I remember George as a young man of obvious seriousness and promise, and I only regret that I wasn’t a witness to his later years as teacher, mentor, and leader. Clearly, he grew into a man of immense talents, energy, erudition, and humanity — an inspiration for the many people whose lives he touched. In my mind he stands as an exemplary human being whose youthful promise was richly fulfilled. I’m honored to have known him.

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George Paterson ’56
Wilmette, IL
United States
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