Judge Geroge W. Draper III

Judge George W. Draper III

Supreme Court of Missouri

 

Dates of judicial service:

  • Appointed to the Supreme Court in October 2011
  • Appointed in May 2000 as a judge of the Court of Appeals; retained at the November 2002 general election for a 12-year term expiring December 31, 2014; served as chief judge July 2005 through June 2006
  • Appointed in June 1998 as circuit judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit
  • Appointed in July 1994 as associate circuit judge in the 21st Judicial Circuit

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts (major – psychology), Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Juris Doctor, Howard University School of Law

 

Prior employment:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Shellie Bowers, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1981-1982
  • Office of Circuit Attorney, City of St. Louis, 1984 through 1994
    • First assistant, 1993 through 1994

 

Professional memberships and activities:

  • Adjunct professor, Saint Louis University, 1996 to present
  • Organized and presented multiple continuing legal education programs
  • Member, The Missouri Bar
  • Member, Mound City Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyer's Association

 

Civic and charitable activities:

  • Vice president, Board of Covenant Community Church
  • Member, Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons

 

Additional information:

  • Born August 5, 1953, in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Married to Judy P. Draper with one child