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  VII Section 12.  Tenure of office. — Except as provided in this constitution, and subject to the right of resignation, all officers shall hold office for the term thereof, and until their successors are duly elected or appointed and qualified.

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Source: Const. of 1875, Art. XIV, § 5.

(1955) Where individual elected to office of circuit clerk and recorder of fourth class county died before qualifying, a vacancy was created so as to authorize appointment of successor by governor. Incumbent held not entitled to hold over in office. State ex Inf. Dalton v. Mouser, 365 Mo. 565, 284 S.W.2d 473.

(1967) Shortening term of office by amending charter to change term from four years to two years not violative of Art. VII, § 12, of Constitution of Missouri. State ex rel. Voss v. Davis (Mo.), 418 S.W.2d 163.


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