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George Herbert Meyer

George Herbert Meyer, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1952, Michigan 1953. Recipient Silver Beaver award, Detroit area council Boy Scouts American, 1989.


  • Meyer, George Herbert was born on February 19, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Herbert M. and Agnes F. (Eaton) Meyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Michigan, 1949. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1952. Certified, Oxford University, England, 1955.

      Master of Laws in Taxation and Labor Law, Wayne University, 1962.


    • Associate firm Fischer, Franklin & Ford, Detroit, 1956-1963, member firm, 1963-1974. Established firm George H. Meyer, 1974-1978. Senior member firm Meyer and Kirk, 1978-1985.

      Senior member Meyer, Kirk, Snyder & Safford Professional Limited Liability Company, Bloomfield Hills and Detroit, Michigan, 1985-1999. Managing member Meyer, Kirk, Snyder & Lynch Professional Limited Liability Company, 2000—2007, Meyer & Kirk Professional Limited Liability Company, since 2007. Curator Step Lively exhibit Museum American Folk Art, New York City, 1992.

      Lecturer American Folk Art. 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General United States Air Force, 1952-1955, major United States Air Force Reserve.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1952, Michigan 1953.


    • American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture
    • An introduction and eight contributed essays augment some 300 detailed, comparative, and historical photographs that display Meyer's extensive collection of exquisite carved canes.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Unitarian


    Chairman Birmingham Board Housing Appeals, Michigan, 1964—1968. Vice chairman Birmingham Board Zoning Appeals, 1968—1969. Member Birmingham Planning Board, 1968—1970.

    Trustee Bloomfield Village, 1976—1980, president, 1979—1980. Trustee American Museum Folk Art, New York City, 1987—2004, trustee emeritus. Member executive board Detroit area council Boy Scouts American, since 1976, counsel, 1986—1995.

    Trustee Detroit Science Center, 1985—1999, Associates American Wing, Detroit Institute Arts, since 2005, president, since 2009. Trustee Michigan History Foundation, 2007—2010. Member of American Bar Association, Cranbrook Writers Guild (president 2002-2004), State Bar Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association, American Folk Art Society 2000-2004, Detroit Science Museum Society 1961-1974, (chairman 1974-1976), Harvard Law School Association Michigan (director 1959-1978, president 1970-1978), Detroit Athletic Club, Harvard Club New York City, Prismatic Club 2002-2003, Scarab Club, Birmingham Athletic Club, Rotary, Freemasons, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Phi Omega.


    • Married Carol Ann Jones, 1958 (divorced 1981). Children: Karen Ann, George Herbert Junior. Married Katherine Palmer White, November 12, 1988.
    • father: Herbert M. Meyer
    • mother: Agnes F. (Eaton) Meyer
    • spouses: Carol Ann Jones
    • Katherine Palmer White
    • children: Karen Ann Meyer
    • George Herbert Junior Meyer
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    Born February 19, 1928