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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Another member of one of Missouri's best-known legal families is now in public service.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday appointed Christopher Kirby Limbaugh, a Republican, as prosecuting attorney for Cape Girardeau County. He replaces Morley Swingle, who recently resigned to join the U.S. Attorney's office.

Limbaugh practices civil and criminal law in Cape Girardeau with the Limbaugh Law Firm. The firm was founded by his late great-grandfather, Rush H. Limbaugh, for whom the city's federal courthouse is named.

Christopher Limbaugh is also the son of former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. and a grandson of retired U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh.

His cousin, conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, was inducted this year into the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

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