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Ruby Grant Martin (access required)

Ruby Grant Martin, a lawyer who was civil rights director under President Lyndon B. Johnson and a cabinet member in the administration of Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, died May 8 in Richmond. She was 70. In 1967 she became the ...

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Virginia Mister Walker (access required)

Virginia Mister Walker, who in 1937 became the first woman to graduate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, died Feb. 10. Ms. Walker was a native of Cedar Grove. She earned her undergraduate ...

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Joseph A. Abdelnour (access required)

Retired Williamsburg lawyer Joseph A. Abdelnour died Feb. 21. He was 66. Mr. Abdelnour received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore in 1958. He earned his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College ...

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Carle E. Davis (access required)

Carle E. Davis, a retired tax lawyer who practiced with McGuireWoods LLP, died April 9. Mr. Davis, who was 83, retired in 1992 as a senior partner in the firm where he had practiced since 1953. He was a graduate ...

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Claude A. Turner Jr. (access required)

Northampton County lawyer Claude A. Turner Jr. died March 14. He was 83. Mr. Turner received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in 1942. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S Navy for 44 months during World ...

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A. Grey Staples Jr. (access required)

A. Grey Staples Jr., a lawyer who spent his legal career in public service positions, died March 30 at his home in Fredericksburg. A native of Richmond, he earned his undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He received an MBA ...

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Lawrence E. Blanchard Jr. (access required)

Lawrence E. Blanchard Jr., a lawyer who practiced in Richmond before holding a number of corporate offices at Ethyl Corporation, died April 14. He was 82. A native of Lumberton, N.C., Mr. Blanchard grew up in Raleigh and received his ...

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Robert M. White (access required)

Richmond lawyer Robert M. White, a partner with the firm of Morris & Morris, died April 1. He was 69. Although he was born in Texas, Mr. White moved to Richmond at an early age and grew up the Ginter ...

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Roy W. Arthur (access required)

Retired Wythe County Circuit Judge Roy William Arthur died April 4. He was 85. A native of Louisa County, Judge Arthur lived most of his life in Wytheville. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the College of ...

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Harry P. Anderson Jr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Harry P. Anderson Jr. died March 24. He was 83. A native of Louisiana, Mr. Anderson attended school in Richmond, graduating in 1939. Before receiving his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia, he joined the ...

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