George Moore (1920-2006)

Born in the Panhandle community of Memphis, Texas, George Moore attended West Texas State University where he was president of his freshman class and member of the editorial council of the student paper.

He was a navigator in the Army Air Corps from 1941-1945, flying 50 missions in the African and Italian campaigns. After receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Five Oak Leaf Clusters, and a Presidential Citation, Moore retired from military life to attend the University of Texas. He graduated with a degree in accounting.

He worked for the Steck Company printers and publishers and Von Boeckmann-Jones supplies and printing. Mr. Moore was the longtime accountant of the Headliners Club from 1977 until his retirement in 1998.

Although a numbers man by profession, he had a deep appreciation of the power of the written word.  During his 20-year career at the Headliners Club, Moore assiduously set aside contributions from his salary for the benefit of the Headliners Foundation Scholarship Fund.

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