This series of interviews with Rush H. Limbaugh Sr. explores his life as a man who, from his humble beginnings, rose with talent and hard work to great achievement and prominence in his chosen profession of law. Limbaugh’s legal career was launched in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 1916 at the age of twenty-five, and he practiced there until shortly before his death in 1996 at the age of 104. His professional years were marked by his competence and distinction as a lawyer, his membership to the Missouri House of Representatives, and his numerous office-holdings, such as president of the Missouri Bar. These interviews reveal a good man with a strength of character that commanded respect and endeared him to all who knew him, a man who at age ninety-six when the interviews occurred was living an extraordinary life of achievement and service, illustrated by his dedication to his family, church, community, and profession.
Dr. George G. Suggs Jr. is Emeritus Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University. His many articles and reviews have appeared in leading historical journals. He is also the editor of Perspectives on the American Revolution (1977). This is his fifth book.