The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
U.S. District Attorneys in Virginia

U.S. District Attorneys for Virginia, 1789-1824 (may be incomplete!)
John Marshall 1789 William Nelson 1789-90 William Nelson, Jr. 1790-91 Alexander Campbell 1791-96 Thomas Nelson 1796-1801 John Monroe 1801-03 George Hay 1803-16 William Wirt 1816-17 Robert Stanard 1817-24

U.S. District Attorneys for Virginia, 1831-1994 (may be incomplete!)
Thomas E. Burfoot 1831-33 Robert C. Nicholas 1833-50 William T. Joynes 1850-53 John M. Gregory 1853-60 Patrick H. Aylett 1860-61 A. Judson Crane 1861-63 Lucius H. Chandler 1863-70 H. H. Wells, Jr. 1870-74 Lunsford L. Lewis 1874-82 John S. Wise 1882-83 Edmund Waddill, Jr. 1883-85 John C. Gibson 1885-89 Thomas R. Borland 1889-93 Francis R. Lassiter 1893-96 William H. White 1896-98 Edgar Allen 1898-1902 Lunsford L. Lewis 1902-05 Robert H. Talley 1905 Lunsford L. Lewis 1905-12 D. Lawrence Groner 1912-14 Richard H. Mann 1914-19 Hiram M. Smith 1919-20 D. Lawrence Groner 1920 Julien Gunn 1920-21 D. Lawrence Groner 1921 Paul W. Kear 1921-31 Robert H. Talley 1931-32 Paul W. Kear 1932-33 Sterling Hutcheson 1933-44 Henry Holt 1944-47 George R. Humrickhouse 1947-51 A. Carter Whitehead 1951-53 Lester S. Parsons, Jr. 1953-57 John M. Hollis 1957-59 Joseph S. Bambacus 1959-61 Claude V. Spratley, Jr. 1961-69 Brian P. Gettings 1969-74 David H. Hopkins 1974-75 William B. Cummings 1975-79 Justin W. Williams 1979-81 Elsie L. Munsell 1981-86 Justin W. Williams 1986 Henry E. Hudson 1986-91 Kenneth E. Melson 1991 Richard Cullen 1991-93 Kenneth E. Melson 1993 Helen F. Fahey 1993-94

U.S. District Attorneys for Virginia, 1824-1994 (may be incomplete!)
Edwin S. Duncan 1824-29 William A. Harrison 1829-34 Washington G. Singleton 1834-42 William Kinney 1842-43 Moses C. Good 1843-46 George H. Lee 1846-48 George W. Thompson 1848-50 Benjamin H. Smith 1850-53 Fleming B. Miller 1853-61 Thomas W. Harrison 1861 Aquilla B. Caldwell 1861-62 Benjamin H. Smith 1862-63 Robert William Hughes 1871-73 Warren S. Lurty 1877-82 D. S. Lewis 1882-85 Henry C. Allen 1885-89 William E. Craig 1889-93 Andrew J. Montague 1893-98 Thomas M. Alderson 1898-1902 Thomas L. Moore 1902-10 Barnes Gillespie 1910-14 Richard E. Byrd 1914-20 Joseph H. Chitwood 1920-21 Thomas J. Muncy 1921-22 Lewis P. Summers 1922-24 Joseph C. Shaffer 1924-29 John Paul 1929-32 Joseph C. Shaffer 1932-33 Joseph H. Chitwood 1934-40 Frank S. Tavenner, Jr. 1940-48 Howard C. Gilmer, Jr. 1948-53 John Strickler 1953-61 Thomas B. Mason 1961-69 Leigh B. Hanes, Jr. 1969-75 Paul R. Thomson, Jr. 1975-79 E. Montgomery Tucker 1979-80 John S. Edwards 1980-81 John P. Alderman 1981-90 E. Montgomery Tucker 1990-93 Morgan E. Scott, Jr. 1993 Robert P. Crouch, Jr. 1993-94
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