► U.S. Judge Harold Murphy of Rome, GA: Georgia’s 2018 Judicial Geezer Award Winner Print E-mail

U.S. Judge Harold Murphy of Rome, GA: Georgia’s 2018 Judicial Geezer Award Winner

 

The state of Georgia presented Harold Lloyd Murphy with a law license in 1949 after he graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.

 

This annual award is presented to the Georgia District Court judge who has distinguished himself or herself by refusing to retire from the bench even though in most instances they are holder than dirt.

 

The 2018 Geezer award winner’s attributes are as follows.

  • 91-years-old – DOB 1927
  • Appointed by Pres. Carter to District Court in 1977
  • Assumed senior status on March 31, 2017

Had he retired in 1993 when he was eligible, Harry would have received a lifetime annual pension of $133,600,000. However, by refusing to retire, Harry was entitled to all future pay increases, which subsequently added $74,400.00 to his annual wage and subsequent retirement.

 

I don’t know about you, but I would not be inclined to allow my legal matter to be decided by someone that is that is a part timer and 91-years-old. And that’s not to mean that I have anything against senior citizens. However, for Congress to allow this to happen is farcical at best.

 

 

And lastly, maybe this explains why they keep defibrillators, jumper cables and oxygen tanks near Harry’s courtroom.

 

As we speak (ca. May 2019), Harry continues to be employed as a part-time senior status judge for the District Court in Rome, Georgia.

 

 

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