George W. English, Jr.


Died aged c. 95

George W. English, Jr. was born in Vienna, Illinois in 1898. Upon receiving his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1925, he moved to South Florida and began his legal career with the Hall, Johnson and English law firm. The 1926 hurricane demolished the area and the population declined by one half. George English worked with the City of Fort Lauderdale to exchange delinquent taxes for land, including 30 acres at the intersection of Sunrise Boulevard and Bayview Drive which is now a park named for him. In 1933 he established the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Broward, which funded real estate development. In 1937 he founded the First National Bank of Fort Lauderdale, which grew to be the fourth largest bank holding company in Florida. While serving as a lawyer and banker, English also served as city attorney, helped draft the city’s first comprehensive plan and played a major role in establishing Broward General Hospital. George W. English, Jr. died in 1993.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

George W. English, Jr.

George W. English, Jr. [full inscription unknown]

George English Recreation Center, George English Park, Sunrise Boulevard and Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States where they was