Born 1946 in Portsmouth, Virginia.
First elected by the General Assembly on February 23, 1991 to an eight-year term beginning July 1, 1991, filling the vacancy created by the election of Barbara M. Keenan as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Service terminated by retirement.
Randolph-Macon College, B.A., 1968
College of William and Mary, J.D., 1971
Other judicial service:
Law clerk to Chief Justice Lawrence W. I’Anson, Supreme Court of Virginia, 1971-1972.
Judge, Third Judicial Circuit, 1989-1991.
Private practice of law in Norfolk, Virginia, 1972-1989.
President, Beazley Foundation, Portsmouth, Virginia, 2002-present.
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1991 Regular Session, 1423; retired, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2003 Session, 8; biography, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1975, 1799B; law clerk, “Law Clerks Past and Present,” Supreme Court of Virginia Archives; other judicial service and professional career, John Tuerck, “Judge Bray to Leave the Appeals Court on August 31,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 20, 2002, retrieved valawyersweekly.com on December 2, 2014.