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Billings auto dealer and philanthropist George Selover dies

Posted at 9:46 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 00:44:03-04

Longtime Billings auto dealer and philanthropist George Selover died Monday in Billings. He was 91.

Selover was inducted last summer into the Montana State University-Billings Business Hall of Fame for his decades of ownership of Selover Buick and his work to give back to Billings.

Selover moved to Billings in 1955 to run his father-in-law's Buick franchise, then renamed it Selover Buick when he bought it a decade, according to MSUB.

He expanded to additional numerous new franchises and grew to more than 50 employees.

Bill Underriner, Selover's son-in-law, confirmed his death to Q2 News Monday. Underriner and his wife, Mary, who is Selover's daughter, bought his dealership in 2001.

He has been involved with the Billings Jaycees, YMCA and the Downtown Billings Rotary Club, served on boards of trustees for Rocky Mountain College and the Billings Clinic Foundation.

A recipient of the Phillip F. Fortin Philanthropist of the Year Award, Selover is also recognized for his philanthropic support of organizations like Montana State University Billings, Billings Public Library, and the American Cancer Society, among others.