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Apr 9, 2019 3:09 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

George R. Simpson Dies April 2

Apr 9, 2019 3:09 PM

George R. Simpson of Southampton died at the Hamptons Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on April 2, 2019, He was 81.

When Mr. Simpson moved to Southampton in 1996, he thought the real estate market behind the times, noting that most real estate agencies on the East End were using written card catalogs to list each property for sale and rent. A few of the bigger agencies had limited computerized listing systems in black and white, where they couldn’t give buyers the information they needed without using a paper-cutter to cut off owner information. He saw an opportunity to fix the problem and developed a real estate software listing system. Agents and brokers all over the North Fork and South Fork used his listing system. He supported his software and all of the real estate agencies with computer repair services. He also provided a service company that reported monthly real estate data transfers of houses and vacant land.

Mr. Simpson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1961, and started his career as a space scientist for NASA at Lewis Research Center and was also a project manager on Sert II, the first orbital test of ion engines. He left NASA to work for Union Carbide before he began his career as an inventor. Beginning in 1968, he created the first commercial Word Processing Service Bureau, and invented the first word processor with a screen. He designed the original word processing products for Wang, Digital Equipment Corp., Xerox, and many others. He produced and promoted hundreds of publications, seminars and training programs all over the United States and Europe, including “The Word Processing Report,” “Word Processing and the American Office,” and three yearly sections in Time magazine on word processing office automation.

Mr. Simpson holds many patents in the U.S. and in foreign countries, in the fields of electrostatic displays, memory and switching technology. He was the inventor of “ink projecting typewriter ribbon,” a non-impact laser printing technology, and the founder and CEO of Micro-Curl Display Technologies for flat panel monitor technology.

He spent years uncovering hidden meanings in words of the English language and thought that the language he uncovered, “ET Corn Gods Language,” was based on logic and mathematics. He believed he had been chosen to break the code and teach the world the hidden language.

He was born on September 25, 1937, in Houston, Texas, and married Jean Simpson on September 9, 1973, in Southampton.

Mr. Simpson is survived by his wife, Jean Simpson; a son, George R. Simpson Jr. from first wife Bige; a son Alex Simpson from second wife Julie; daughters, Stephanie Simpson and Charlotte Simpson; brother Robert Simpson; and five grandchildren, Melissa Simpson, Shae Simpson, Alison Fagan, Austin Simpson, and Stevenson Fagan. He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar Strother Simpson and Cordelia Simpson; and two brothers, Oscar Strother Simpson Jr. and John Simpson.

Arrangements are private.

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