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George died January 7, 2006, at age 83. He was born March 30, 1922, in St. Paul, MN. George graduated from St. Paul Central H.S. in 1939. George was a member of the CPS-103 jumpers during WWII and jumped at Missoula during the 1944 season. He had seven training, three fire and one rescue jump. George graduated from Macalester College and received his Ph.D from U.C. Berkeley. He was an avid tennis player and runner and loved to discuss ideas and politics. George was a Professor of Social Psychology at Fresno State University for 35 year and was retired living in Santa Cruz, California.
Smokejumping; Smokejumpers -- United States; National Smokejumper Association; Wildfire fighters; Obituaries
National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Leavitt, George S. (Missoula 1944)" (2006). Smokejumper Obituaries. 1101.