GEORGE P. MORRILL, a writer and editor who worked at American Educational Publications, and longtime Wesleyan class secretary, died Jan. 3, 2015. He was 94. A member of Eclectic, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. After the war he taught English at the University of Connecticut in New London, then moved to Vermont where he worked for a printing company. In 1956 he returned to Connecticut to become an editor at American Educational Publications, then owned by Wesleyan. He received a master’s degree from Wesleyan in 1957. During this time he wrote short stories for magazine such as Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post. He also used his experiences at sea to write a novel about life on a freighter during the war. Entitled Dark Sea Running, it received favorable reviews. He wrote other books as well, including a biography of John Emory Andrus of the class of 1862, a successful businessman and investor who, along with his later family, brought millions of dollars to Wesleyan. A lover of books, he served for 30 years on the board of the Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam, Conn. His wife, Phyllis Christensen Morrill, predeceased him. Survivors include four sons and four grandchildren.
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