(1927 - 2014)
George Fryhofer was born in 1927 in Washington, DC. In 1944, he graduated from Waynesboro, Georgia, High School where he was president of his senior class. Upon graduation at age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served through the duration of World War II. Following the end of the war, he went on to earn his B.A. degree from Emory College in 1949 and J.D. degree from Emory Law School in 1950. During that time he also sang with the Emory Glee Club and served as their business manager. George then returned to Wayesboro where he opened his law office. Throughout his 50 years as a member of the bar, George tried cases in superior and federal courts. In 1968 and again in 1977, his trials set the record for the largest personal injury verdicts in the state of Georgia at that time.
In 1963 George was appointed as Judge of the State Court of Burke County, Georgia, and continued to be reelected for the next 37 years until his retirement in 2000.
George was a gifted singer and raconteur, who delighted in performing at any opportunity. He was also an avid sportsman, who enjoyed quail, dove, deer, and turkey hunting.