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Vance Hartke (access required)

Vance Hartke, who served as a U.S. senator from Indiana for 18 years and practiced law in Falls Church after his 1976 defeat for reelection, died July 27 of heart failure. He was 84. Sen. Hartke was an old-school liberal ...

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Duncan Byrd Jr. (access required)

Bath County Chief Circuit Judge Duncan Byrd Jr., who served on the bench for 32 years, was killed in a traffic accident on U.S. 220 in Bath County on July 16. He was 60. The judge’s vehicle ran off the ...

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E. Gerald Tremblay (access required)

Former Charlottesville Circuit Judge E. Gerald Tremblay died June 26. He was 80. A New England native, he served for eight years in the 16th Circuit in the 1980s. After serving in the Marines in World War II, he graduated ...

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George Walter Mapp Jr. (access required)

Well-known Eastern Shore attorney George Walter Mapp Jr. passed away on April 28 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He was 87. Considered to be the “Dean of the Bar” in Accomack County, Mr. Mapp was the ...

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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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Thomas C. Gordon Jr. (access required)

Thomas C. Gordon Jr., who served on the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1965 to 1972, died May 17. He was 87. Justice Gordon graduated from the University of Virginia in 1936 and from U.Va.’s law school in 1938. He ...

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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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