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Lelia Baum Hopper (access required)

Virginia court official Lelia Baum Hopper of Richmond passed away on April 28. Ms. Hopper served as the director of the Court Improvement Project at the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia from the in­ception ...

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Eddie R. Vaughn Jr. (access required)

Former Hanover County Common­wealth’s Attorney Eddie R. Vaughn Jr. died April 21. He was 67. After graduating from the Universi­ty of Richmond law school, Mr. Vaughn served as assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Richmond from 1976-1980 and as the commonwealth’s attorney ...

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Thomas G. Baker Jr. (access required)

Former Del. Thomas G. Baker Jr., 59, of Dublin, died April 15 at a Pulaski hospital. He graduated from Radford College and the Washington & Lee University law school. Mr. Baker served as a member of the House of Delegates ...

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Martha B. Brissette (access required)

Martha Joy Blevins Brissette, an attorney with the State Board of Elections, died March 27. She was 56. A native of Maryland, Ms. Brissette earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. She spent much of her ...

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D. Michael Atkins (access required)

Charlottesville lawyer D. Michael Atkins died Feb. 14 at age 65. Born in Richmond, Mr. Atkins graduated from Douglas Freeman High School in 1969. He graduated from the University of Richmond in 1973 and from the University of Virginia law ...

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Colon H. Whitehurst (access required)

Retired Chesapeake General District Judge Colon H. Whitehurst died Dec. 18 after a battle with cancer. He was 64. The judge attended Virginia Wesleyan College and earned his law degree from the College of William & Mary in 1979. After ...

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Robert E.R. Huntley (access required)

Robert E.R. Huntley, a former president of Washington and Lee University, died Dec. 10 in Lexington. He was 86. A 1950 graduate of W&L, he earned his law degree from the W&L law school seven years later, after serving in ...

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John Randolph Tucker Jr. (access required)

John Randolph Tucker Jr., who served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and as a judge in Richmond, died at a Richmond retirement community on Nov. 27.  He was 101. Although his family traditionally had attended Washington ...

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Thomas W. Moss Jr. (access required)

Thomas W. Moss Jr., former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, died Nov. 26. He was 87. He suffered a heart attack and passed away while visiting family in South Carolina, according to his wife Norma. Mr. Moss, a ...

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Leonard W. Lambert Sr. (access required)

Richmond lawyer Leonard W. Lambert Sr. died Nov. 18. He was 77. When he was tapped in 1973 as a substitute judge for Richmond juvenile and domestic relations court 1973, he was the first African-American to serve in any judgeship ...

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