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John H. Tate Jr. (access required)

Marion lawyer John H. Tate Jr. died on Dec. 11 after a brief illness. He was 74. Mr. Tate was born in Coeburn and grew up in Bluefield, Va. He attended Washington & Lee University and graduated from William & ...

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Daniel J. Meador (access required)

Daniel J. Meador, a former dean of the University of Alabama law school and a retired law professor at the University of Virginia, died Feb. 9 in Charlottesville. He was 86. The cause of death was leukemia, a family friend ...

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Murray J. Janus (access required)

Murray J. Janus, a Richmond criminal defense lawyer for 50 years, died Jan. 26 at age 74. Mr. Janus was the former president and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the John Marshall Inn ...

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Douglas A. Barry (access required)

Douglas A. Barry, former president at the Richmond-based firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen, passed away on Jan. 31. He was 55. Mr. Barry graduated from the University of Virginia in 1979 and received his law degree at the ...

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Jeffrey O’Connell (access required)

Jeffrey O’Connell, a pioneer of insurance law reform and a member of the University of Virginia law school faculty for 32 years, died Jan. 6 at age 84. Prof. O’Connell, who graduated from the Harvard law school, joined U.Va. law ...

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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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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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