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The Limbaugh family is a prominent political family from Missouri. Its members have served as attorneys, politicians, judges, and political commentators both in the Missouri area and on a national scale. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is a member of the family. Georg Friedrich Limbach, the first family member in America, was born in Germany circa 1737 and arrived at Berks County, Pennsylvania as a young man in 1753. In 1758, George married Anna Catharine Ritter and had six sons. George settled in Missouri Territory in 1800 with his youngest son Michael and 19 other families. The family developed ties to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and served in a number of municipal capacities, including the governance of Southeast Missouri State University. • Jefferson W. Limbaugh Jr., judge and attorney from Jackson, Missouri, who was one of the first mayors of Jackson and was a member of the bar for more than 25 years.