Obituary: George Hodges Harrison

 

Obituary: George Hodges Harrison

 

Date: December 24, 2013
by: Observer Staff

 
 

George Hodges Harrison
George Hodges Harrison, 90, of Bradenton, died Sunday, Dec. 8, just one month shy of his 91st birthday.
Mr. Harrison started his legal career in Manatee County in 1952. He served as county attorney from 1955 to 1961 and as president of the Manatee County Bar Association from 1963 to 1964.

He was a founding director of the Palmetto Federal Savings and Loan Association, chairman of the board of Westside National Bank, a fellow of The American College of Mortgage Attorneys and a board member of the Manatee National Bank. The Manatee County Legends of the Bar honored him in 2004 and 2013. He had many Longboat Key clients.

Mr. Harrison is survived by his wife, Rachel; brother, William Harrison Jr.; sons Joseph and Thomas; daughter Martha Ann; and six grandchildren.

A memorial service took place Dec. 13.

Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the First Baptist Church of Palmetto, Missions, 1020 Fourth St. W., Palmetto, Fla., 34221, or Young Life of Manatee County, P.O. Box 14876, Bradenton, Fla., 34280.

 

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