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Gordon D. Holloway (access required)

Retired York County Circuit Judge Gordon D. Holloway, who was elected county commonwealth’s attorney at 28, died Dec. 11. He was 82. Judge Holloway was elected York’s top prosecutor in 1959 when he was only 28, the youngest attorney to ...

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Albert A. Dawson Jr. (access required)

Albert A. Dawson, the first African-American to be elected a circuit clerk in Virginia, died Nov. 27. He was 66. Mr. Dawson was elected as clerk of the Petersburg Circuit Court in 1987 and held that office until 1996. Before ...

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William B. Hopkins Sr. (access required)

William B. Hopkins Sr., a longtime Roanoke lawyer who spent 20 years in the Virginia Senate, died Dec. 11. He was 90. A native of Rocky Mount, Sen. Hopkins left Washington and Lee University during his senior year after Pearl ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 16, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the license to practice law of Clive A. O’Leary of Fredericksburg for two years based on his noncompliance with terms from a March memorandum order from the Circuit Court of ...

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A. Dow Owens (access required)

Retired Circuit Judge A. Dow Owens died Nov. 28 after several lengthy illnesses. He was 86. Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Judge Owens grew up in Pulaski, Va. He entered the service as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air ...

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R. Harvey Chappell Jr. (access required)

Robert Harvey Chappell Jr., who practiced law in Richmond for more than 50 years, died on Dec. 1 at age 86. Mr. Chappell spent his entire legal career commencing Jan. 1, 1950, with the law firm of Christian & Barton ...

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