George Howard Earle Edit Profile
Graduate Delancey School, Philadelphia, student Harvard, 1909-1911. Bachelor of Laws, Temple University, Doctor of Laws. Doctor of Humane Letters, Waynesburg (Pennsylvania) College, Doctor of Civil Law, Susquehanna U., Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and Doctor of Laws, La Salle College, Philadelphia (all 1935).
Was associated with father in the sugar industry, Philadelphia. Later engaged in business in Chicago. After World War founded Flamingo Sugar Mills, Philadelphia.
Occupied with various business activities until appointed Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Austria, 1933. Resigned 1934, to become Democratic candidate for government State of Pennsylvania. Elected 1st Democratic governor of Pennsylvania in 44 years for term, 1935-1939.
Minister to Bulgaria, 1940-1941. Assistant naval attache, Elk. Istanbul, Turkey, 1943.
Assistant governor Samoa, 1945. Chairman finance committee Florida for Eisenhower. Enlisted as private 2d Pennsylvania Infantry, 1916.
Served as Second lieutenant on Mexican Border. Enlisted in the United States Navy, 1917, as Lieutenant (junior grade), became commander United States Ship Victor, submarine chaser. Awarded Navy Cross for service thereon.
Commander, World World War World War II Trustee University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, State College of Pennsylvania.
Member Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Society Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Mason (Shriner), Elk. Clubs: Racquet, Harvard, Pennsylvania Athletic (Philadelphia).
Married Huberta Potter, January 20, 1916 (divorced, 1945).; married second, Jacqueline Germaine M. Sacre, December 1945. Children: George Howard, Hubert, Lawrence Ralph.