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The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol was born on December 15, 1929 in the State of Melekeok, to the late Berengiei and Isim. The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol attended a Japanese Elementary School for five years then went to attend the Palau Intermediate School from 1946 to 1948 and graduated from the Pacific Islands Teachers Training School (PITTS) and attended the Honolulu Community College where he majored in electronics.

The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol was the first Micronesian to pass the test and recieve the U.S. FCC Ham Radio Operator's license and began working as a Radio Operator from 1950 to 1954. From 1955 to 1959 he worked as an Electronics Technician Superviser for all communication station in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. From 1955 to 1959 he also worked as an Operation, Maintenance, and Installation Supervisor for Page Communication Engineers under the U.S. DOD.

From 1960 to 1980, the late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol served as a member of the Palau Legislature beginning in the Second Palau Legislature untill the Seventh Palau Legislature, where he served as the Floor Leader, Chairman of the Committee on Resources and Development, and a member of the Status Negotiation Commission for the Compact of Free Association from 1969 to 1980. The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsol served on the Commission on Status and Transition which initialed the Draft Compact of Free Association. The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol also served as member of the Board of Education, Foreign Investment Board, and Chairman of the First Palau Tourist Commission.

The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol was elected as member of the Senate of the First and Second Olbiil Era Kelulau representing the States of Ngchesar, Melekeok and Ngiwal. During his tenure as a member of the Senate, he became the Vice President of the Senate and served as member of the Senate Committees on: Ways and Means, Judiciary and Governmental Affairs, Resources Development, and Foreign Affairs. The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsol served as Minister of Commerce and Trade from 1992 to 1996 and recently served as a member of the Compact Review Commission from 2009 to 2013.

The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol established his business in design, development, real estate, and construction, and was the first person to own and operate a movie theatre in Palau.

The late Senatoe George Isim Ngirarsaol also bears the title of Mad ra Lmil ra Blai ra Lmil ra Kebliil ra Umerang of the State of Melekeok and Ngiratmilechol of Ngerubesang Hamlet of the State of Melekeok.

The late Senator George Isim Ngirarsaol served his country with honor and distinction as a statesman, traditional leader, businessman, and a public servant.


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