His legal career spanned nearly 80 years, and he argued cases before the Missouri Supreme Court, Internal Revenue Service Appellate Division, Interstate Commerce Commission, and National Labor Relations Board. Early years
He was of part German ancestry. He was initially educated in a one-room schoolhouse near his family farm.
In 1914, he entered the University of Missouri School of Law following his attendance at the University of Missouri, and although he did not complete law school, he was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1916.
Limbaugh was the city attorney for Cape Girardeau, Missouri, from 1917 till 1919. He began to take an active interest in politics during this period and in 1919 was among those signing a convention call to establish a new progressive political organization, the Committee of 48.
Limbaugh began his own law firm in 1923. He served as city counselor of Cape Girardeau from 1924 until 1930.
He served in the Missouri State Legislature as a Republican from 1931 to 1932 and during his service advocated the consolidation of Missouri school districts and the formation of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Limbaugh was Chair of the American Bar Association"s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (1954-1955) and President of the Missouri Bar (1955-1956). He also served as an ambassador for the United States. legal system to India during the 1950s. When he retired from his law practice at age 102, he was reportedly the oldest practicing attorney in the United States.
In addition to his legal career, Limbaugh was active in civic affairs
Death and legacy
Rush Limbaugh, Senior died on April 8, 1996. He was 104 years old at the time of his death.
In 2007, a new federal courthouse located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri was named after him.