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George Waas is a retired Florida government lawyer who spent 32+ years in state government practice, 24 years with the Florida Attorney General's Office. He was born in New York City and grew up on Miami Beach. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and spent two years as a news reporter before attending Florida State University College of Law. He was editor of the FSU student newspaper while attending law school. He worked as a lawyer for several state agencies, and spent seven-plus years in the private sector. He served on several Florida Bar committees and sections, serving as chairman for a number of them; has written and lectured extensively on constitutional law, administrative law and practice and procedure; and is a Mason, Scottish Rite (32nd degree) Mason, and a member of the Grotto. George has held high offices in all Masonic organizations. He has received numerous awards for his legal work, including the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award and appears in several Marquis Who's Who, including Who's Who in America. He is married to Harriet Issner Waas, and has two daughters, Lani (Hudgins) and Amy (Kinsey) and four grandchildren, Hailey and Kelsie (Lani) and Avery and Connor (Amy). He lives in happy retirement in Tallahassee with his wife and two cats, Sandy and Mandy.