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Georgia legal community mourns loss of Jack Usher

April 18, 2017
By Patrick T. O'Connor

Savannah Morning News

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to extend condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Savannah attorney Jack H. Usher on his recent passing.

Mr. Usher began his legal career in 1957 as an associate with the firm of Savannah firm of Lewis, Wylly & Javetz. He also served as assistant solicitor general, assistant city attorney and, from 1968 through 1970, as city attorney for Savannah. He later worked in private practice and as an attorney with the U.S. Trustee's Office and with the U.S. Department of Justice. He served the legal profession as the first Young Lawyers Section chairman and as secretary of the Savannah Bar Association. Mr. Usher also proudly served his country as an Army veteran of World War II.

All members of the State Bar of Georgia greatly appreciate Jack Usher's many contributions toward strengthening the foundations of our justice system, which protects the rights and liberties of all Americans.

Patrick T. O'Connor

President, State Bar of Georgia