George Tomlinson was born in 1924 in Old Hazelton, a frontier trading town in Northern British Columbia. He was the younger son of Robert, Jr. and Roxie Tomlinson, and grandson of Robert, Sr. and Alice Tomlinson, historical pioneer medical missionaries in Northern British Columbia and Southeastern Alaska.
George Tomlinson is co-author, with Seattle-born Judith Young, of Challenge the Wilderness (1991), the story of his mother and father. His family moved to Metlakatla in 1932 where his father served as pastor for five years for the church founded by William Duncan. The family moved to Ketchikan, Alaska in 1938. He served in the Army Air Force in the Aleutian Islands during World War II, attended Washington State College and graduated as an electrical engineer in 1950. He moved with his wife Rita to Seattle in 1951. He became the president Valentine, Fisher and Tomlinson, an engineering firm, in 1980. He retired in 1986.

See Robert Tomlinson entry.


Challenge the Wilderness (Anchorage, Alaska: Great Northwest Publishing, 1991)

[BCBW 2003] "Biography"