George Munroe, Dartmouth trustee and hoops

Former Dartmouth All-American George Munroe, who passed away last month, had a 29-year career as an executive with Phelps Dodge Corp., including vice president in 1962, president/director in 1966, CEO in 1969 and chair/CEO from 1975 to 1987. Phelps Dodge is a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s leading copper producer. Munroe, who served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II, was a trustee and chairman of the Finance Committee of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The 6-0 forward, an All-American as a junior, was the leading scorer for runner-up in the 1942 NCAA Tournament (22-4 record) and averaged 12.6 points in seven NCAA Tournament games from 1941 through 1943. He tallied 20 points in a 47-28 national-semifinal victory over Kentucky to help eliminate the Wildcats in their first Final Four appearance.

George Munroe was kind of a dark figure in my Dartmouth years in that he was ultra-conversative head of the trustees and had zero interest in the discussion of divestment. The only Trustee who would habitually meet with students while in town was Ron Schram ’64, notably much younger than Munroe. I recall sussing for info on Munroe and going blank, maybe I had his name wrong. (I found this while trying to fact check my “Monroe Trout mess” about David McLaughlin begging Trout to play for Green not Crimson).

I also have a riff that is probably still black op about another member of the 1940 or 1942 Dartmouth NCAA finalists, who ended up in urgent care or trauma at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey in 2005 or so; he was asked by his attending whether he played for the great Ozzie Cowles and he said “no Earle Brown”. He dropped out of Dartmouth, apparently shortly after that season. I also recall talking with Quentin Kopp ’49 about Wat Misaka.

The dude I or someone met who may have died in Philly or Camden circa 2005 and played 11 minutes 0 points for Dartmouth at Madison Square Garden March 1944 was 42-40 losing to Utah was Vincent Goering. The hills of New Hampshire has a record of his name if the College lost track of him. He may have had a daughter.

Dartmouth played Utah and Stanford in its two NCAA finals.

I would maybe like to write something based on the George Munroe papers at Dartmouth about those so-called turbulent years.

I’d like to know if there is a bubble gum card from his pro hoops days.

This seriously needs and edit or re-write.

edit to add:
Vincent F Goering (1924 – 2005) was born on November 19, 1924. He was born into the Goering family.

There are no known marriages or children on record for Vincent. Vincent died on August 25, 2005 at 80 years of age.

Vincent F Goering’s last known residence is at Riverton, Burlington County, New Jersey.

The data on this page comes from the official record for Vincent F Goering in the SSDI (United States Social Security Master Death Index). According to information provided to the SSDI, this death record has been verified by a family member of the deceased. This data can be considered very accurate. What is the SSDI?

Riverton is 8 miles from Cooper, makes sense.

link to ESPN box score shows Goering line.

now my head is exploding: valley news has team photo and the oddity of a if not the Everett Nordstrom

ok, I don’t get this: now the ESPN pages are getting squirrelly: they let me go to Dartmouth page, but not click thru right now, compared to 20 minutes ago, about the box score for the 1944 game.
http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/history/_/team1/5778

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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