George was a Hungarian immigrant who arrived in Chicago in 1939. Although his background was in marketing and designing specialty clothing, he had a passion for collecting fine porcelain.
The Lefton Company was founded in 1941.
Over the years the Lefton Company has produced numerous products that are highly sought after by collectors including: cookie jars,holiday items, figurines, teapots, jam jars, planters, pitchers, shakers, Red Hat pieces, wall pockets, head vases and lighthouses.
At one point in time, over 10,000 retail shops carried Lefton products nationwide.