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Justice Herman Ginger




I am saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable Herman Ginger, who passed away today.

Dr. Herman H. Ginger, 78, was an Optometry Specialist in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and served as District Six Justice of the Peace for Jefferson County. During his terms on the Quorum Court, he has served as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Public Safety/Emergency Services Committee. He has also served on the Community Development and Grants Committee and the Solid Waste/Recycling Committee.

Ginger, a native of Jefferson County, practiced optometry in Pine Bluff for 48 years. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello and earned a doctoral degree in optometry from Southern College of Optometry at Memphis, Tenn. He has been a member of the Arkansas Optometric Association and American Optometric Associations for more than 40 years and served as president of the Arkansas Optometric Association and on the national committee structure of the American Optometric Association.

"Justice Ginger was an outstanding member of the Jefferson County Quorum Court, an unsung hero of another era willing to accomplish bipartisan legislative objectives. His public input on the governing of Jefferson County was legendary among his peers and he will be sorely missed. The flags at sheriff's office will be lowered to half-staff in his honor until he is laid to rest."

I offer my sincere condolences to the Ginger family and friends during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.