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Theodore Holmes, founder of Chicken George restaurant chain
Theodore Holmes, founder of Chicken George restaurant chain

Theodore Neal "Ted" Holmes, who founded the old Chicken George restaurant chain and built it into a regional fast-food business, died of diabetic complications Nov. 29 at Sanctuary at Holy Cross in Burtonsville. The Jessup resident was 72. Born in York, Pa., he was son of the Theodore G. Holmes, a Cadillac dealership worker, and Sarah Wilson Holmes. He was a 1957 graduate of William Penn Senior High School, where he played basketball and was later inducted into the school's hall of fame. He earned an associate's degree in business administration at San Diego State College and also played on its team. As a young man he joined the Congress of Racial Equality and was...

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