Limbaugh Family

The Limbaugh family is a prominent family from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Its members have served prominently as attorneys, judges and political commentators both in the Missouri area and on a national scale.

George Frederick Limbaugh, the first Limbaugh family member in America, was born in Germany circa 1737 to Johannes Michael Limbach and Marie Listerer and arrived at Berks County, Pennsylvania as a child in 1753 and settled in Missouri Territory in 1800 with his youngest son Michael and 19 other families. In 1758, George married Anna Catharine Ritter and had six sons: Johannes Limbaugh, George Frederick Limbaugh II, Peter Limbaugh, Henry Limbaugh, Christian Limbaugh, and Michael Limbaugh.

First generation:

Second generation:

  • Stephen Nathaniel Limbaugh, Sr., (b. 1927), a retired United States District Court judge.
  • Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Jr. (1918–1990), attorney and orator

Third generation:

Son of Stephen Sr.:

  • Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., (b. 1952), current United States District Court judge and former justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri.

Sons of Rush Limbaugh, Jr.:

  • Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (b. 1951), American political commentator and host of The Rush Limbaugh Show.
  • David Limbaugh (b. 1952), American political commentator and author.

Famous quotes containing the word family:

    —the dark ajar, the rocks breaking with light,
    and undisturbed, unbreathing flame,
    colorless, sparkless, freely fed on straw,
    and, lulled within, a family with pets,
    —and looked and looked our infant sight away.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)