'Talented and Shrewd' Eddie George Dies at 70
Johnson, Andrew, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Politicians pay tribute to 'Steady Eddie', governor who oversaw Bank of England's move to independence
Eddie George, a former governor of the Bank of England, died yesterday aged 70, after a long battle with cancer.
Lord George, the son of a post office clerk, took over at the Bank of England in 1993. He first joined in 1962, after taking a second in economics at Cambridge and impressing a bank recruiter with his skills at playing Bridge. He proved a colourful, media- friendly character, despite the traditionally dour nature of his job. He once famously told a conference that there were three types of economist - those who could add up, and those who could …
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