H. George Resch
Nov. 21, 1934-Dec. 12, 2012
Menlo Park, California
H. George Resch, born in Neenah, Wisconsin, in 1934, died peacefully in his sleep at his apartment in Menlo Park, California, December 12, 2012.
He attended parochial school in his native state and graduated from Lawrence College in 1960; among his professors there were the eminent philosopher Herbert Spiegelberg and the historian M.M. Bober.
George then enrolled in the History Department of Indiana University as a graduate student. While there, he assisted the Pulitzer Prize winner R. Carlyle Buley in a seminar on Pearl Harbor.
From an early age, George displayed a remarkable intelligence and memory; and his lifetime of close reading gave him an inexhaustible store of learning that impressed all his friends and acquaintances. He put his intellectual gifts at the service of the libertarian movement, to which he was devoted from the late 1950s. He assisted F.A Harper in founding the Institute for Humane Studies and worked for the William Volker Fund. In 1959, he became acquainted with the American economist and historian Murray N. Rothbard, who thereafter influenced his political and economic views more than anyone else. George soon joined Rothbard’s inner circle and remained a lifelong friend. George was also a friend and associate of Congressman Ron Paul.
George worked for the Banta Printing Company and also served as Research Director of the Howard Ruff organization; but for the greater part of his career he was associated with Camino Coins, founded by his close friend Burt Blumert.
George will be dearly missed by his many friends. His precise manner of speech, frequently enlivened by his dry wit, was unforgettable to anyone who heard it. His manifest sympathy and affection for people went far beyond the ordinary.
He was unmarried and is survived by a brother and two nieces. A sister predeceased him.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 22, from 6-8 p.m. at AutoVino, 205 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA. Please RSVP by February 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
Tax-deductible donations in George's memory can go to the Mises Institute, 518 W Magnolia, Auburn, AL 36832 | https://mises.org/forms/Donate2013