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Farmer, longtime WVU supporter, dies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — George Farmer Jr., a longtime Morgantown attorney and West Virginia University supporter, has died.

Farmer, an alumnus of West Virginia University and its college of law, practiced at Farmer & Farmer from 1956 to 1982 with his father. The younger Farmer additionally served as the chairman of the board of the Hazel Ruby McQuain Charitable Trust and the Ruby Foundation, in which he managed the organizations during the constriction of Ruby Memorial Hospital and the Hazel Ruby McQuain Amphitheater.

McQuain and the WVU Foundation honored Farmer in 1992 with the dedication of an endowment benefiting the College of Law’s library, now named the George R. Farmer Jr. Law Library.

“George Farmer has been a dear friend of mine for more than 40 years. I met him when I was the dean of the College of Law and we became fast friends. He was always a strong advocate of the University, as well as the College of Law, and I respected and admired him immensely,” West Virginia University President Gordon Gree said in a statement.

“He and his beloved family have continued to support the University with both time and treasure. His vision for our University and the State of West Virginia was always forward thinking and his love for both ran deep. He had a great wisdom about him, and I will deeply miss my friend.”

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