ATLANTA – Today, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) announced the passing of former Clerk of the House Robert E. Rivers Jr.:
“No one loved serving others as much as Robbie Rivers. He loved this state and he loved the Georgia House of Representatives. Robbie was never too busy to help a new representative who sincerely wanted to learn the legislative process. We have lost an institution and my heart hurts with the loss of a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
Mr. Rivers was born on May 28, 1951, in Atlanta. He graduated from Bremen High School in 1969, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from the University of Georgia in 1973 and a Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in 1977. After graduation, he worked in private practice of law in Carrollton from 1977 to 1986. He then entered public service as assistant district attorney for the Coweta Judicial Circuit from 1984 to 1986, as a legal assistant for the Speaker’s Office of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1986 to 1991, as acting clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives in 1991 and as the Clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.