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Prosecutor Robert George

The top cop in Lawrence County says he will not seek reelection to that position. Prosecutor Robert E. George says he will seek the office of Lawrence County Associate Circuit Judge Division II, on the Republican ticket.

That position is currently held by Judge Larry Meyer, who plans to retire at the end of this term December 31, 2010.

George grew up in Mt. Vernon and graduated in 1969, from the Mt. Vernon High School. He is the son of the late Dr. Harold E. George, and Mardell Kirby, and the stepson of Betty George.

George received an Associate of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Missouri Southern State College, in Joplin. Additionally, George earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa, College of Law, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“For the past 37 years I have worked extensively in with the criminal justice system. First as a police officer, in Joplin, Missouri, then as a criminal fraud investigator for the state of Missouri.” According to George. “I developed an interest obtaining my law degree with the goal of becoming the county prosecutor and eventually a judgeship. Over the last 21 years I have served as prosecutor, and now, with Judge Meyer’s retirement, I have the opportunity to run for judge” George said.

After graduating from law school, George opened a private office in Aurora, Missouri where he practiced extensively in the area of domestic law, business law, real estate matters, property law, criminal law, personal injury cases and general law. Additionally, George served as Municipal Judge, and later as City Attorney for the City of Aurora, and was involved in the drafting of a revised City Code for the City of Aurora.

George was appointed as prosecutor in 1989, by then Governor and former United States Attorney General John Aschroft.

Since becoming prosecutor, George has served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s; President of the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services; Vice Chair of the Prosecuting Attorneys Retirement System, was a member of the board of directors for the Missouri Association of Counties; Past President of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce; Past President of Mt. Vernon, Rotary, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Center in Joplin, Missouri, and Pierce City, Mo. George was an adjunct professor at the Drury College campus in Aurora, Missouri, teaching classes in the area of business law, and other legal issues.

George married Sherri McVey, of Aurora, in 1970, and they have two daughters and one grandchild.


Anonymous said...

Can you inquire of Mr. George about his arrest for stealing and entry of a plea of guilty while in college or law school. Also if he undertook to get this record expunged or it was erased by operation of law?

Anonymous said...

The comment about Mr. George's arrest is a mistaken Identity. THere were two Robert George's living in Joplin at the same time. Robert George from Mt. Vernon has not been arrested for stealing.