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(1903 – 1994)

GEORGE Leonard Daniolos was a prominent maritime lawyer and longstanding legal adviser to the Union of Greek Shipowners. His role in many of the critical issues affecting Greek shipping interests over many decades was recognized in the 1980s with the title of Honorary President of the UGS.

He was born in 1903 in the village of Lamyra on the island of Andros. His father, Leonard Daniolos, served as an engineer in ships of Andros shipowners and his own initial ambition was to enlist in the Greek Navy. After graduating from high school in Syros he decided to become a sea captain and, to further his chances, he determined to travel to Britain to improve his English. But his destiny as a shipping man lay elsewhere.

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