Former Judge George W. Hersey

Judge Hersey had practiced law in Palm Beach County for 20 years and was a partner in the firm of Gunster, Yoakley, Criser, Stewart and Hersey in Palm Beach when he was appointed to the West Palm Beach-based, Fourth District Court of appeal by then-Gov. Reubin Askew.

During his tenure on the bench, Judge Hersey served as chief judge for the Fourth District Court of appeal, from 1985 to 1991

He had also been a candidate for a federal judgeship in 1988 but withdrew from consideration.

Judge Hersey served on the board of directors of the Salvation Army, Palm Beach Community Chest and Palm Beach Community Fund, and was a longtime member of the Palm Beach Kiwanis.