Circuit Court

Judge Garvey Has His Day

Judge Jack Garvey honored upon the completion of his term as Criminal Assignment Judge.

January 1, 2012 | 2 min reading time

This article is 8 years old. It was published on January 1, 2012.

Mayor Francis G. Slay issued the following proclamation to St. Louis Circuit Judge John F. ("Jack") Garvey:

WHEREAS, for nearly 25 years, St. Louis Circuit Judge John F. ("Jack") Garvey has occupied a prominent place in this city's civic scene; and

WHEREAS, Judge Garvey grew up in New Jersey.  He came to St. Louis to attend Saint Louis University and decided to make this city his home.  He married Kathy McCool and they raised four outstanding children, Matt, Tim, Colleen and Sheila; and

WHEREAS, Judge Garvey has devoted himself to public service, including as an Assistant Circuit Attorney, Alderman for the 14th Ward of the City of St. Louis, President of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library, and, since 1997, as a judge on the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court, having been appointed Associate Circuit Judge by Gov. Mel Carnahan and Circuit Judge by Gov. Bob Holden; and

WHEREAS, Judge Garvey has served with high distinction on the Circuit Court bench, including as Juvenile Court Judge and, over the past year, presiding over Division 16, the court's criminal assignment division; and

WHEREAS, Judge Garvey now is completing his term as Criminal Assignment Judge, and deserve the gratitude of all citizens of the City of St. Louis.  He has fostered productive cooperation in the criminal justice system and brought to it special innovation, making it more just and helping St. Louis to become a safer place to live, work, and play.  He has exemplified the highest ideals of judicial integrity, independence, diligence and impartiality.

Now therefore I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim December 14, 2011, as:



In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of St. Louis, this 14th day of December, A.D. 2011.


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