Born in Baltimore, Maryland. Son of Melvin. Married in 1955 with three children; married to Doris in 1969. Received an Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Consultant with Fuld Brothers 1954 to 1960 and vice president 1960 to 1963. Employed in radiation research with Goodyear Tire Company 1963 to 1967. George and Doris were owners of Dorge Approvals in the token and medal and philatelic business. Dorge Approvals conducted 13 auction sales from 1972 to 1976.
He served as president of the Society of Tokens, Medals and Obsolete Paper Money in 1960 to 1962. He was also editor of the TAMS Journal 1960 to 1962. He was honored by TAMS with a medal struck by the Medallic Art Company. His library was sold at auction by Frank and Laurese Katen August 15, 1971. In 1980 he became auction manager for Bowers and Ruddy.
Received ANA Medal of Merit (1961), Lifetime Achievement Award (2002) Numismatic Hall of Fame (2008). Honored in Civil War Token Society Hall of Fame (2007),. NBS Armand Champa Award (1993), MCA Carl Carlson Award (2004).
bio: American Men of Science, email 3/8/10 obit CW 11/11/2013, NUM December 2013
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