George Thurman Whisman ’55

George Thurman Whisman ’55 passed away, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 11 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. George held a bachelors degree from Davidson College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and a master’s degree from Miami of Ohio University in Oxford, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the finance corps. George was a brilliant businessman and held numerous high-ranking executive positions, including assistant treasurer of Miami of Ohio University, managing partner of the Houston Management Consulting Division of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, & Co., president of Longhorn Oil & Gas Company, director of Shearson Lehman Brothers, and shareholder of Masterson, Moreland, Sauer, & Whitman, Inc. He spent many years advising public entities in finance matters, including the Houston Independent School District, the Harris County Hospital District, the City of Houston, the State of Texas, and many other issuers. George was preceded in death by his parents, Phamy Powell Whisman and Gruene Whisman, along with 11 half- brothers and sisters. George is survived by his wife of 21 years, Vonda Whisman, 4832 Post Oak Timber, Houston, Tex. 77056-2210; two sons, Kyle Whisman of Colleyville, Tex.,and Jay Courtlandt Whisman of New York City, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Kimberly Hilton of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Adam and Carlie Whisman of Colleyville, Tex.; and beloved dog, Bridgette. In memoriam, donations can be made to the George T. Whisman Scholarship at Davidson College in his honor.