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George W. Lee 1894 - 1976 ~ 4E 144
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member krsmith2
N 35° 08.331 W 090° 02.638
15S E 769327 N 3892442
Quick Description: Life story of George W. Lee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2012 12:30:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMEF1J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
Views: 8

Long Description:
George W. Lee

1894 - 1976

Political, business and civic leader, Lee was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Force. Heroic in W.W.I, he was an active black combat officer. An insurance executive and capitalist, Lee was leader of the Lincoln League and Old Guard Republican Party for 45 years in Shelby County. He was a Tenn. Republican Exec. Committeeman and, in 1952 at the Republican Convention, he seconded the nomination of Robert Taft for president. Orator and author of Beale Street. Lee was the Order of Elks Grand Commissioner of Education. In 1973, his portrait was placed in the State Capitol.
Marker Name: George W. Lee Memphis, Tn

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 4E 144

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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