Every year, Missouri Boys State brings a distinguished list of speakers to share with the citizens. Many of the elected officials of Missouri attend to include the Governor, Treasurer, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and U.S. Senators and Representatives. We also have other professionals, atheletes, and community service or military leaders. There is usually a question and answer period that Boys State citizens have become know for their thoughtful and insightful questions.
In addition, we present special recognition to one speaker each year. The George W. Lehr Memorial Speakers Chair was established in 1988 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Missouri Boys State program. The Lehr Chair was created to honor the late Missouri State Auditor George W. Lehr, who was a Boys State participant in his youth and a tireless supporter of Missouri Boys State during his public life. The Lehr Chair was designed to assist the Boys State program in bringing the finest names in public service to the yearly Boys State session to interact with its participants.