Foster Pepper mourns the passing of George Mack, a well-known municipal finance attorney who practiced since 1958 with Roberts, Shefelman, Lawrence, Gay & Moch, which later merged with Foster Pepper in 1988. George was a member until 1996 and served as Of Counsel until February 2006.
George’s practice included serving as bond counsel for notable projects including the Kingdome and farmland preservation throughout King County. He was one of the founding members of the Bond Attorneys Workshop, which began in 1975 and is now an annual conference attended by more than 1,000 municipal finance attorneys. George was dedicated to education and was a leader in the early 1970’s in asserting constitutional claims that the State of Washington was failing to make ample provision for the education of all children in Washington state. He served for many years as general counsel of the Washington Education Association and the Washington School Superintendents Association.
George was born in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a degree in government and minor degrees in history and economics. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1954. George was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1954 and served until 1956 with the Counter Intelligence Corps in Europe.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne, and his three children, Elizabeth McDonald, Karl Mack and Andy Mack, his two sisters, three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.