George Arthur Malcom (1881-1961) obituary #ThomasElder #SimonColonist #obit

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Note: George Malcolm was a grandson of Charlotte M. Sackett (1832-1888) and son of Carrie Anna McKenzie (1859-1947). His autobiography is available to read online at

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan), 18 May 1961, Page 13

Ex-Philippine Justice Is Dead

George A. Malcolm, 79, Was U-M Graduate

HOLLYWOOD, May 18 (AP) -- George A. Malcolm, former justice of the supreme court of the Philippine islands, is dead at 79.

Justice Malcolm founded the college of law at the University of the Philippines. He also was attorney general of Puerto Rico from 1939 to 1942.

He died Tuesday after becoming ill last month on his return from the Philippines and the far east, His doctor attributed death to infirmities of old age.

Justice Malcolm went to the Philippines immediately after graduation from the University of Michigan school of law in 1906. President Wilson appointed him to the supreme court there in 1917.

He wrote several books, his latest an autobiography titled "American Colonial Careerist."

Justice Malcolm recently received the Philippine Legion of Honor from President Carlos Garcia, a former student of Malcolm's.

Surviving are his widow, Lucille; a daughter. Dr. Mary Malcolm Leydorf of San Marino, Cal., and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial park.

[An identical obituary with slightly different a headline and internal capitalization appeared in the Baltimore Sun on 18 May 1961.]

Additional information and a photo are available at
Ted Smith, Administrator of Sackett / Sacket Research Group on

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