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Name:George Waller Blow
Affiliation:Class of 1917
Biography & Genealogy:about George Waller Blow, Class of 1917: Genealogy: Born- June 21, 1897 in New Rochelle, NY. Father- Capt. George Preston Blow, USN, of Norfolk, VA; Mother- Adele Matthiessen of La Salle, IL. Pat. Grandfather- Judge George Blow, Jr. of Tower Hill, Sussex, VA; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth (Lizzy) Taylor Allmond of Norfolk, VA. Mat. Grandfather- Frederick William Matthiessen of Altona, Denmark; Mat. Grandmother- Fannie Clara Moeller of Altona, Denmark. Married- On Dec. 2, 1922 to Katherine Rowland Cooke in Chicago, IL. Children- 1- George Blow; 2- Michael Blow; 3- Anthony Blow; 4- John Blow. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 9, 1914; Graduated- June 15, 1917 standing 2nd in a Class of 54. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Received MBA from Harvard Business School in 1921. Received Degree in Architecture from Columbia School of Architecture in 1929. Military Record: 2nd Lieut. Field Artillery at Camp Taylor, KY during World War I; Lt. Commander, Navy Dept. Washington, D.C. during World War II. Careers: Instructor of Military Tactics and Mathmatics at Culver Military Academy; worked with his father at Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc Company in LaSalle, IL; did reconstruction work in war devastated France in the 1920's; worked for te New York Firm of Huzhak & Hill; became a partner in the firm of DeVaulchier, Blow and Wilmet in New York City before World War II. Member of the Society of Cincinnati. Died- Oct. 28, 1960 in Hampton, Va. Buried at Arlington Cemetery.