Marvin F. Cole, April 16, 1985-April 30, 1991

Judge Marvin F. Cole
Photographic portrait, 1985

Born January 6, 1922 in Buckingham County, Virginia.
Died August 20, 2005 in Richmond, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on April 3, 1985 to an eight-year term beginning April 16, 1985 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of E. Ballard Baker. Service terminated by retirement.

University of Richmond, B.A., 1943
University of Richmond, LL.B., 1947

Other judicial service:
Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1976-1985.

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Richmond, Virginia, 1947-1976.

Military service:
World War II (Navy)

Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1985 Special Session, 10; retired effective May 1, 1991, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1991 Regular Session, 73; date of birth, education, and professional career, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (1950), 2899; appointed circuit court judge in 1976 and elected to an eight-year term commencing February 1, 1977, Journal of the House of Delegates 1977 Session, 66, 196; birthplace, education, military service, professional career, death notice published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 22, 2005, retrieved from America’s News ( in 2014, and Brent Baldwin, “Retired Court of Appeals Judge Marvin F. Cole Dies at 83,” Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 29, 2005, retrieved from in 2014. Cole continued to serve as a senior judge on the Court of Appeals from 1991-2000.