Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Schwarzenegger Renames Office Complex After George
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday issued an executive order directing that the San Francisco Civic Center Complex be known as the “Ronald M. George State Office Complex” in honor of the outgoing chief justice.
The two buildings in the complex—the Hiram M. Johnson State Office Building and the Earl Warren Building—will retain their individual names, the governor’s office said.
George is stepping down at the end of this month after 38 years on the bench. He joined the Supreme Court in 1991 after serving on the Los Angeles Municipal and Superior Courts, and became chief justice in 1996.
Schwarzenegger said yesterday that George “has been a dedicated and honorable servant to the state of California throughout his entire career.” The governor added that he “could not think of a more distinct honor to bestow upon” the chief justice.
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