2014 Distinguished Citizen Dinner

The Distinguished Citizen Dinner annually recognizes outstanding citizens and businesses within our local community who help make a difference by demonstrating the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law.

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Reception: 6:00pm
Dinner & Program: 7:00pm

Where: Ruby Grand Ballroom, West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center
Morgantown, West Virginia

2014 Honoree: George R. Farmer, Jr., Esq.

Chariman of the Board of Trustees
Hazel Ruby McQuain CharitableTrust & The Ruby Foundation

George R. Farmer, Jr. is a native of Morgantown and received his B.S. in Business Administration from West Virginia University in 1953 and his J.D. from the WVU College of Law in 1956. He practiced law from 1956-82 in the Morgantown firm of Farmer&Farmer, which was founded by his father, the late George Farmer. He is currently Of Counsel Attorney with the Morgantown law firm of Jackson Kelly, PLLC and specializes in litigation, banking, business and corporate law, real estate and estate planning. Farmer’s business and law background combined with his clients’ active interests in the Morgantown community and its civic affairs, when, as chairman of the board of the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust and the Ruby Foundation, he managed the monies that established Ruby Memorial Hospital and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater in Morgantown.

In 1988, McQuain, a longtime benefactor of the city of Morgantown and West Virginia University, made a substantial gift to the WVU Foundation, Inc., in memory of her late husband and in honor of Farmer. In 1992, this endowment was dedicated to benefit the College of Law Library which, in accordance with the agreement, was officially named The George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library in 2004. Farmer’s community leadership extends to membership in the Kiwanis Club and the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce, and he has been a longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.

Throughout his career, he has been a member of and actively involved in the West Virginia Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia. He is a past president and member of the Monongalia County Bar and the West Virginia State Bar, and was a chairman and member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar. He served as a member of the Judicial Inquiry Commission from 1976-80. In 2002, he was inducted as a Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation. In 2006, Farmer was awarded WVU’s highest honor, the Order of Vandalia, and he and his wife, Maryann, were named Most Loyal Alumni during Mountaineer Week of that same year.

Proceeds from this event support Scouting programs in North Central West Virginia.

Your participation is greatly appreciated, and will make a big difference in the lives of many young people.

Click here for the 2014 Invitation

Click here for the 2014 RSVP Card