About the Bar

Past Presidents of Virginia State Bar

1938-40 Samuel H. Williams * Lynchburg, VA
1940-41 John S. Battle * Charlottesville, VA
1941-42 Guy B. Hazelgrove * Richmond, VA
1942-43 Charles E. Pollard * Petersburg, VA
1943-44 John C. Parker, Jr. * Franklin, VA
1944-45 Homan W. Walsh * Charlottesville, VA
1945-46 Ashton Dovell * Williamsburg, VA
1946-47 Macon M. Long * St. Paul, VA
1947-48 Thomas H. Willcox * Norfolk, VA
1948-49 Frank Talbott, Jr. * Danville, VA
1949-50 Thomas W. Phillips * Arlington, VA
1950-51 Robert T. Barton, Jr.* Richmond, VA
1951-52 Stuart T. Saunders * Richmond, VA
1952-53 Blackstone D. Ayres * Accomac, VA
1953-54 The Hon. Langhorne Jones * Chatham, VA
1954-55 William Rosenberger, Jr. * Lynchburg, VA
1955-56 Aubrey R. Bowles, Jr. * Richmond, VA
1956-57 Edwin Ralph James * Hampton, VA
1957-58 Robert E. Taylor * Charlottesville, VA
1958-59 James H. Simmonds * Arlington, VA
1959-60 Edward R. Baird * Norfolk, VA
1960-61 William H. King * Richmond, VA
1961-62 E. Griffith Dodson, Jr.* Roanoke, VA
1962-63 C. Venable Minor * Redart, VA
1963-64 William E. White * Petersburg, VA
1964-65 The Hon. Fred W. Bateman * Newport News, VA
1965-66 The Hon. Edward P. Simpkins, Jr. * Lynchburg, VA
1965-67 John D. Carr * Roanoke, VA
1967-68 William C. Worthington * Norfolk, VA
1968-69 H. Marston Smith * Warsaw, VA
1969-70 William H. Woodward * Salem, VA
1970-71 W. Hutchings Overbey * Rustburg, VA
1971-72 C. Wynne Tolbert * Arlington, VA
1972-73 Philip L. Lotz * Staunton, VA
1973-74 James A. Howard * Norfolk, VA
1974-75 Howard W. Dobbins Richmond, VA
1975-76 Philip M. Sadler * Pulaski, VA
1976-77 The Hon. Joseph E. Spruill, Jr. Tappahannock, VA
1977-78 R. Harvey Chappell, Jr.* Richmond, VA
1978-79 The Hon. William T. Prince * Norfolk, VA
1979-80 William M. Baskin * Great Falls, VA
1980-81 James C. Roberts Richmond, VA
1981-82 William B. Poff* Roanoke, VA
1982-83 Waller H. Horsley Richmond, VA
1983-84 Alexander T. Mayo, Jr. Chesapeake, VA
1984-85 William D. Dolan, III McLean, VA
1985-86 Robert H. Patterson, Jr.* Richmond, VA
1986-87 William W. Eskridge Abingdon, VA
1987-88 Roderick B. Mathews* Richmond, VA
1988-89 J. Jay Corson, IV * McLean, VA
1989-90 Philip B. Morris Richmond, VA
1990-91 C. Flippo Hicks Richmond, VA
1991-92 Raymond J. Diaz Vienna, VA
1992-93 William R. Rakes Roanoke, VA
1993-94 R. Edwin Burnette, Jr. Lynchburg, VA
1994-95 Kathleen O'Brien McLean, VA
1995-96 Michael W. Smith Richmond, VA
1996-97 Robert B. Altizer Tazewell, VA
1997-98 Edward B. Lowry Charlottesville, VA
1998-99 John A.C. Keith Fairfax, VA
1999-00 W. Scott Street, III Richmond, VA
2000-01 Joseph A. Condo Vienna, VA
2001-02 Michael A. Glasser Norfolk, VA
2002-03 Bernard Joseph DiMuro Alexandria, VA
2003-04 Jean Patricia Dahnk Fredericksburg, VA
2004-05 David P. Bobzien Fairfax, VA
2005-06 Phillip V. Anderson Roanoke, VA
2006-07 Karen Ann Gould Richmond, VA
2007-08 Howard W. Martin, Jr. Norfolk, VA
2008-09 Manuel A. Capsalis Arlington, VA
2009-10 Jon D. Huddleston Leesburg, VA
2010-11 Irving M. Blank Richmond, VA
2011-12 George Warren Shanks Luray, VA
2012-13 W. David Harless Richmond, VA
2013-14 Sharon D. Nelson Fairfax, VA

*deceased

Updated: Dec 18, 2014