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George Percival Bickford


George Percival Bickford, German lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1926. Decorated Legion of Merit.


Bickford, George Percival was born on November 28, 1901 in Berlin. Son of Gershon Percival and Lula Adine (Buck) Bickford.


AB cum laude, Harvard, 1922. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1926.


Since practiced in, Cleveland. Associate firm Arter & Hadden, partner, from 1940. Instructor Hauchung University, Wuchang, China, 1922-1923.

Instructor taxation Western Reserve Law School, 1940-1947. Lecturer Indian history and culture Cleveland College, 1948-1950. General counsel Federal Housing Administration, Washington, 1958-1959.

Honorary consul of India, from 1964. Member Cleveland Moral Claims Commission, 1935-1937.


Member Cuyahoga County Republican Executive Committee, 1948-1958, 60-91. Trustee American University in Cairo. Visiting committee fine arts department Harvard, 1962-1968, 72-78.

Trustee, former vice president Cleveland Museum Art. Trustee Cleveland Institute Art. Member National Committee for Festival of India in the United States, 1985.

Member advisory committee Asia Society Houston, 1986. Served with Ohio National Guard, 1926-1929. From captain to lieutenant colonel Judge Advocate General department Army of the United States, 1942-1946.

Member American, Ohio, Cleveland bar associations, Cleveland Council World Affairs (trustee).


Married Clara L. Gehring, April 6, 1933 (deceased December 1985). 1 daughter, Louise G. Boyd. Married Jessie B. McGaw, May, 1986 (div. November 1988).

Gershon Percival Bickford

Lula Adine (Buck) Bickford

Clara L. Gehring

Jessie B. McGaw