George Chimples, 92, corporate lawyer

George Chimples
George Chimples
Posted: March 24, 2014

George Chimples, 92, of Maple Shade, a Philadelphia corporate lawyer who retired in 1991, died Tuesday, March 18, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township.

Born in Canton, Ohio, Mr. Chimples served as an Army Air Corps pilot in Europe during World War II.

After flying antisubmarine patrols from Northern Ireland, Mr. Chimples flew B-24 bombers from England on 30 long-range missions over Germany and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, said his wife, Eileen.

He earned a bachelor's at Princeton University in 1951, where he was a member of the Cannon Club. He was a chairman and then president of the club's selection process and vice chairman of the school's interclub council.

At graduation, he earned the Alexander Guthrie McCosh Prize in philosophy.

Mr. Chimples graduated in 1954 from Harvard Law School, where he was class president. He was also president of a club that won its moot court competition.

He spent his career with the Philadelphia law firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, his wife said, where he worked with mergers and acquisitions and international tax law, working in London, Brussels, Amsterdam, and the Caribbean.

He was a former trustee of the Newcomen Society of the United States, meant to recognize achievement in American business

A life member of the Army and Navy Club in Washington and of the Royal Air Force Club in London, he was a member, among others, of the Union League and the Merion Cricket Club.

Besides his wife, Eileen, Mr. Chimples is survived by sons Mark and John, daughters Alicia Candace Chimples and Katherine Janas; a sister; and three grandchildren.

Services are to be private.

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