Peter T. George, Aloha ... Samson had nothing on you
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Peter T. George
, Aloha ... Samson had nothing on you
I'm talking about strength of mind and body, which is the necessary ingredient to be a successful man which leads to the name ... Peter T. George, D.D.S., who now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a regular TRIBUNE subscriber.
The late Chris [Alusheff], related some interesting facts about Peter T. George
At the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, the Bulgarians were the undisputed champions of weightlifting.
Many were not aware that the most successful brothers in the history of weightlifting are the brothers George
, Jim and Peter T. George
They were born in Akron to the late Paraskeva and Tryan Taleff.
Jim and Peter
scored more points in worldwide competition than any other brother combination.
Together they won 16 medals in the World Championships and Olympic Games.
During the years they competed, only four nations accumulated more medals than the two brothers.
, the other brother, was a national collegiate champion, but unfortunately he
were about the same body weight and had to compete against each other.
would have made the Olympic Team in 1948 if Peter
To avoid lifting against his
reduced to the lightweight bodyweight class.
This loss of bodyweight combined with the exertion necessary to compete caused dizziness resulting in a loss, which eliminated him from making the team.
The following year at the national championships, George
stayed in the middleweight class.
won first, the man who won the Olympic championship was second and George
What did they do after the competition?
Peter is an orthodontist in Honolulu.
He's also an assistant professor at the Medical School of the University of Hawaii.
George became a successful building contractor and Jim is a prominent dentist in Akron.
All of this action encompassed the years 1948 to 1988 ... 40 years.
Here's the story on my "Aloha" guy Peter T. George
While in elementary school his
classmates considered him weak and awkward, and his
teachers considered him a slow learner.
believed him, applied himself with confidence and the results were golden.
After Akron East High School, he went to Kent State University, and got his B.S. degree.
Then on to Ohio State University
, where he
Doctor of Dentistry Degree.
From Ohio State he went to Columbia University for a post Doctoral Certificate in Orthodontics.
Now follows four areas of Peter T. George
practiced as an Orthodontist and specialized in sleep breathing disorders.
invented the first oral appliance to prevent severe obstructive sleep apnea and common snoring.
holds several national and international patents.
writings have appeared in leading international dental and medical journals, and he
has lectured internationally.
received the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine's first
and only Lifetime Achievement Award.
I want Peter T. George
, on my team ... wouldn't you?
a talkative, affable, good looking man of Aloha.