Multitalented Cates ‘put the whole package together’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2021 10:20 AM CT | Published: June 21, 2021 9:50 PM CT

Work colleague Simon Wadsworth recalls George Cates’s extraordinary attention to detail that went far beyond the balance sheet.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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