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1965 – 1975 Ray Lawyer was appointed by Governor Pat Brown to fill the vacancy created by Gene Chappie who was assigned to fill a State Assembly position. After 10 years, Ray resigned as Supervisor 4th District, April 15, 1975 due to poor health. Ray Lawyer was the prime mover for the County to build the government facility. The new construction was to take the place of the old County Center located on Cold Springs Road in a renovated muffler shop. 1976, a plaque was dedicated to the memory of Raymond E. Lawyer, Supervisor 4th District, El Dorado County, who was instrumental in the planning of the County Government Center. Ray died unexpectedly June 19, 1976 before he could see the completion of his favorite project. The Stone in the walls came from his property at Pilot Hill. Ray Lawyer Drive leading to the Government Center was named after him. View the County buildings as they look now, June 2009. This Plaque is embedded in the stone wall of Building A, lower level by the Meeting Room.
____________________________________Source: "I Remember" book, published in 1977 by the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce. Ray Lawyer photo courtesy of the El Dorado County Museum