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Georgia legal community mourns loss of Judge Marvin Shoob

June 19, 2017
By Brian D. "Buck" Rogers

Daily Report
Savannah Morning News

To the Editor:

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of retired U.S. District Court Judge Marvin H. Shoob of Atlanta on his recent passing at the age of 94.

Judge Shoob was a dedicated servant of the public and the justice system. He served as a federal judge in the Northern District of Georgia for 37 years, presiding over numerous high-profile cases that earned him a national reputation as an effective jurist. Among the accolades he received before retiring only last year are the Tradition of Excellence Award from the State Bar of Georgia, the Logan E. Bleckley Award from the Atlanta Bar Association, Lifetime Achieve recognition from the Fulton County Daily Report and the Charles Weltner Profile in Courage Award from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

Raised in Savannah, Judge Shoob served his country as an Army veteran of World War II, earning the Bronze Star for valor while fighting in Germany. He began his legal career in 1949 and was involved in state and national politics prior to his nomination to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.

Judge Shoob's exemplary lifetime of service is an inspiration to all Georgia lawyers and judges. We are grateful for his many contributions to the cause of justice in our state and nation.

Brian D. "Buck" Rogers

President, State Bar of Georgia