George was my mentor at Durham and Bates. In a few months I will close, with retirement, a 35 year career that began at his elbow. Few people, certainly few people in business, combine in their person both serenity and a readiness, when necessary, to run to the sound of the guns. George was such a person. He was a master of the elegantly antique craft that is the practice of marine insurance claims. I owe him much and will forever remember not only his expertise but also his kindness, his patience and his twinkling sense of humor.
Marine Claims Mgr.
Durham and Bates Agencies, Inc.