In Memoriam

Issue June 2004

George Albert White
Judge, community leader

Retired Plymouth District Court Judge George Albert White of Carver died May 14 at Forestview of Wareham, a rehabilitation and nursing center. He was 85.

An active attorney, judge and community leader, White also served in the United States Navy during World War II as a radioman first class. He received the American Area Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Medal with four bronze stars, good conduct medal and the Navy Unit Commendation and World War II Victory Medal.

Gov. John Volpe appointed White as a judge. During his career, White also served as an assistant district attorney and public defender. He was active in Plymouth town government, serving as town legal counsel, town moderator and selectman for two terms.

White graduated from Plymouth High School and Suffolk University Law School.

White also as involved in his family's restaurant business, which opened in 1923 as the Blue Bird CafÈ and later became the 1620 Restaurant until 1996.