IEEE Mourns Long-time Volunteer George McClure

McClure held many roles at IEEE

5 April 2012
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Former IEEE Life Members Committee Chair
Member grade: Life Fellow
Age: 79; Died: 26 March

George F. McClure was an active volunteer, serving most recently as chair of the IEEE Life Members Committee and the IEEE Region 3 Professional Activities Operations Committee. He was also a member of the IEEE-USA Communications Committee, and was the technology policy editor for Today’s Engineer, IEEE-USA’s online magazine. In addition, McClure was cochair of IEEE SoutheastCon 2012, held in March, in Orlando, Fla.

His past roles included Region 3 director, from 2006 to 2007. He was also president of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, serving on its board of governors for 20 years. He received several IEEE awards, including the 1999 Robert S. Walleigh Distinguished Contributions to Engineering Professionalism Award—the highest honor bestowed by IEEE-USA.

McClure was a member of several societies including the IEEE Computer, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electron Devices, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Professional Communication, Signal Processing, and Vehicular Technology societies.

He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Between tours onboard the USS Terrebonne Parish, he was a physics instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md. Following five years of active duty, he remained in the Navy as an operational control officer for antisubmarine warfare, and eventually retired with the rank of commander. McClure also worked as an electrical engineer for more than 30 years at Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), in Orlando. He specialized there in electronics for military communications systems and cellular technology.

McClure received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, in Gainesville.

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