6th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

GEORGE, SHRI A. C., B.Sc. Dip. I.R.B.M., Congress, (Kerala—Mukundapuram—1977):  s. of Shri A. C. Chacko; b. August 8, 1930; ed. at St. Joseph's College, Trichinopoly and Harvard University Business School, U.S.A.; m. Smt. Thankamma George, September 10, 1952; 3 s. and 2 d.; Trade unionist; General Secretary, Kerala Pradesh Youth Congress for two terms; 1957—63; Member-Secretary of Indian Youth delegation to USSR in, 1958 and to UK and Western Europe in 1961; President and General-Secretary of many prominent trade unions in Alwaye-Ernakulam Industrial Area; Chairman, Kerala Pradesh Seva Dal Board; Member, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee Executive; Member, Fourth Lok Sabha, 1970; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971—77; Union Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Commerce, 1971—74; Union Minister of Industry and Civil Supplies, 1974—76; Union Minister of Civil Supplies and Cooperation, 1976-77.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading and gardening.

Travels abroad:  Afghanisthan, USSR, U.K., Norway, Holland, Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Turkey and U.S.A.

Permanent address:  Amba House, Edapally, Cochin, Kerala.