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Construction executive

George Macomber, American construction executive. Recipient Humanitarian award National Jewish Hospital; elected National Ski Hall of Fame, 1973; named Man of Year Engineers Club Boston, 1983.

Background

Macomber, George was born on July 7, 1927 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of C. Clark Macomber and Janet Eaton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1948.

Career

Lodge's father was Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations and South Vietnam, and the Republican nominee for Vice President in 1960. After finishing high school at Groton School, Lodge served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946 and then entered Harvard College, graduating cum laude in 1950. Lodge was a political reporter and columnist at the Boston Herald prior to entering federal civil service.

In 1954, Lodge became Director of Information at the U.S. Department of Labor. He was the United States Delegate to the International Labor Organization and was elected chairman of the organization's Governing Body in 1960. He later entered politics and was the 1962 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy, marking the third time in history that the Lodges faced the Kennedys in a Massachusetts election.

Previously, Lodge's father was the incumbent 1952 U.S. Senate candidate from Massachusetts against John F. Kennedy. Additionally, Lodge's patrilineal great-grandfather Henry Cabot Lodge was reelected for the same senate seat as the incumbent 1916 U.S. Senate candidate against the Kennedy brothers' maternal grandfather, John F. Fitzgerald. In 1963, Lodge joined the Harvard Business School faculty.

In 1968, he was named Associate Professor of Business Administration. In 1972, Lodge received tenure. He is currently the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus.

Membership

Member Alumni Council Center for Real Estate Development Massachusetts Institute of Technology, since 1952. Trustee New England Aquarium, since 1989, New England Home for Little Wanderers, 1964-1968, Judge Baker Guidance Center, since 1976,Boston Foundation for Architecture, since 1985. Board director New England Council, since 1985, chairman 1988-1989.

Member Chief Executives Organization (board directors since 1981, chairman 1985-1989), Boston Society Architects (honorary).

Connections

Married Ann Leonard; children: John, Grace Macomber-Bird, George Clark.

father:
C. Clark Macomber

mother:
Janet Eaton

spouse:
Ann Leonard

child:
George Clark Macomber

child:
John Macomber

child:
Grace Macomber-Bird Macomber