MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #146 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Dec. 11, 2021, in honor of Judge George S. Curry of Platteville, who passed away on Dec. 4, 2021, at the age of 74.

“Judge Curry led a distinguished career of public service that spanned decades,” said Gov. Evers. “Kathy and I extend our deepest sympathies to the Curry family, the Grant County community, and all those who knew and worked with him over the years.”

Curry, raised in Darlington, Wisconsin, attended Luther College in Iowa, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Economics, before serving in the United States Army Reserve and earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1972. He began his legal career with Kopp, McKichan, Geyer LLP in Platteville, where he practiced as an attorney until 1990, at which time Gov. Tommy Thompson appointed him to the Grant County Circuit Court. Beginning in 1991, Curry was elected to the Grant County Circuit Court for three consecutive terms, serving a total of 19 years and presiding over 387 jury trials over the course of his tenure. Among his many professional accomplishments, Curry worked to implement the Grant County Fresh Start Program, was selected by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to chair the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee, and was elected a fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation.

Funeral services for Judge George S. Curry will be held on Sat., Dec. 11, 2021, at the United Methodist Church in Platteville.

Executive Order #146 will be in effect from sunrise to sunset on Sat., Dec.11, 2021, and is available here.

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