George Jedenoff

“I am forever grateful to Stanford for providing me with an excellent education, enabling me to marry my life-long best friend, getting me started in the right direction toward a satisfying and eventful career, and providing me with lifelong friends in the Stanford family. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to do voluntary work for Stanford to try to repay it for all it has done for me.”

George Jedenoff, ’40, BS in mechanical engineering, MBA ’42

George Jedenoff, ’40, BS in mechanical engineering, MBA ’42. Perennial reunion chair for the Class of ‘40; secretary of his MBA Class, of which there are just 6 members left. Also, a 2009 winner of the Stanford Medal, given to volunteer leaders for decades of distinguished and significant volunteer service to Stanford.

Retired in 1977 from US Steel after 38 years. Became president of Kaiser Steel for three years before retiring in 1980.

Lives in Orinda, CA, with his wife, Barbara, ’43. They met her sophomore year, when George was a hasher for the Chi Omega sorority, and were married in Memorial Church on February 27, 1943.

At age 98, George works out every morning and still skis. To see him in action:

Photographed on the Quad during his 75th Reunion, October 25, 2015.