George S. Eccles

George S. Eccles (1900–1982), the sixth of nine children of Utah industrialist David Eccles and his wife Ellen Stoddard Eccles. He grew up in Logan, Utah and graduated from Columbia University in New York, where he met fellow student Dolores “Lolie” Doré, whom he wed in 1925.[1] George and his brother Marriner Stoddard Eccles founded First Security Corporation in 1928. He served as CEO of First Security Corporation from 1945 to 1982. In 1960 he and his wife co-founded the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.[2] He received the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, alongside his brother Marriner S. Eccles, at the 1972 Achievement Summit in Salt Lake City.[3]

George S. Eccles
Born1900
Died1982
Alma materColumbia Business School
Known forFirst Security Corporation
SpouseDolores “Lolie” Doré Eccles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ School, Columbia Business (2017-07-18). "About George S. Eccles and the Eccles Prize". The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  2. ^ "Foundation Founders". George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. 2005. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  3. ^ "Golden Plate Awardees of the American Academy of Achievement". www.achievement.org. American Academy of Achievement.