Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, 1779-

The directory includes biographies of judges and justices who have served since 1779 on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the highest appellate court in the state; and, where possible, a portrait or other likeness.

Most entries also include a link to suggestions for further reading and research collections (archives and manuscripts). For most recently retired justices, there is a link to audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews.

To find a biography, type in the name of the judge or justice in the search box at right or browse the alphabetical listing.

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