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George Farley, long-time EW executive editor, passes on

July 7, 2014
George Farley, one of the finest editors to ever write for Electrical Wholesaling magazine, passed away on July 1 at the age of 88. George worked for the magazine in one of its golden eras, when it was owned by McGraw-Hill Inc., New York. He, George Ganzenmuller, the magazine's long-time chief editor and Tom Preston were key players on an editorial staff that went on to win many national editorial awards and set a standard of editorial excellence for the magazine that its current staff still aspires to.
George Farley, one of the finest editors to ever write for Electrical Wholesaling magazine, passed away on July 1 at the age of 88. George worked for the magazine in one of its golden eras, when it was owned by McGraw-Hill Inc., New York. He, George Ganzenmuller, the magazine's long-time chief editor and Tom Preston, were key players on an editorial staff that went on to win many national editorial awards and set a standard of editorial excellence for the magazine that its current staff still aspires to.After his editorial career at Electrical Wholesaling, George went on to work with Tom Preston at the National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association, (NEMRA) in its early years. George loved the electrical industry, the publishing business, and was a world-class storyteller who flavored his tales with a devilish wit and a hint of an Irish brogue. He gave generously of his time to junior editors learning the business and was as entertaining a conversationalist as you will ever meet in the electrical world. George was a graduate of New York University and a B-29 tail gunner for the U.S. Air Force who flew 35 combat missions over Japan in World War II.Click here to read his obituary in Newsday.

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