George Ober, a native of Indianapolis, was a graduate of the Benjamin Harrison Law School and the Northwestern University Law School Traffic Institute. He joined the firm in 1938.
Between 1950 and 1958, he served as the Judge of the Speedway Municipal Court. He was a President of the Indianapolis Lawyers Association, and a recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Golden Circle Award in 1988.
He was also a founding member of the United States Auto Club, serving as USAC’s Midwest Vice President from 1955 to 1965. As chairman of USAC’s safety committee, he helped encourage the use of flame-proof uniforms and improvement in helmet design. In 1988, he was awarded USAC’s Ross Hadley Memorial Achievement Award.
Because of his widely respected expertise in vehicle safety, he was appointed as a delegate to the International Alcohol and Road Traffic Seminar in Toronto by then-Governor George N. Craig. He also served on Governor Matthew Welsh’s Traffic Safety Committee.
At the time of his death in 1989, he was the senior lawyer of the firm (then known as Ober Symmes Cardwell Voyles and Zahn).