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George's generous hospitality in college

When I graduated from college in 1968, I moved to an apartment right across the hall from George. Tenants there were mostly students but I moved in with my brother.

George Schmidt at the University of Chicago graduation ceremony in 1969.George was working his way through college, it may seem ironically, as a security guard at Carson's. George generously had a dinner party open to anyone on Monday nights, serving salad and spaghetti, and I attended some of these. One of his roommates taught Sociology at the Police Academy, and hosted a party for each graduating class. I attended one or two of those as well, and saw a mix of personalities joining the Chicago Police.

I was able to follow George's doings over the last five decades, initially through occasional news items and then on the internet. I admire him for his ability to consistently focus his life and career on the things that were important to him.

George's career timeline

See the next section, "George's teaching career cut short by Board of Ed" at http://www.substancenews.net/articles.php?page=6983§ion=Article



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