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George Lindsay and the Art of Technical Analysis: Trading Systems of a Market Master by Ed Carlson

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Chapter 1. Biography

“I can understand your feelings about New York, but I don’t think I would be content anywhere else. I am single and unconventional and can breathe only in a big city.”George Lindsay

Family History

George Lindsay appears to be the fourth generation of the Lindsay family born in Virginia. George’s paternal grandfather, Albert Loftus Lindsay, was an officer in the Confederate army during the American Civil War. In April 1862, Albert was made chief of General John Bankhead Magruder’s signal corps. Albert’s interest in codes and “secret messages” would one day manifest itself in George’s passion for technical analysis.

George Lindsay’s mother, Nellie Victoria Meyer Lindsay (b. 1876; d. 1954) was an actress in musical comedies, ...

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