Sam W. Coleman, III, January 1, 1985-December 31, 2000


Born 1940 in Kingsport, Tennessee.

First elected by the General Assembly on December 17, 1985 to an eight-year term beginning January 1, 1985. Service terminated by retirement.

University of Virginia, B.A., 1963
Washington and Lee University, LL.B., 1966

Other judicial service:
Judge, Thirtieth Judicial Circuit, 1975-1985.

Professional career:
Private practice of Law in Gate City, Virginia, 1966-1975.

Oral history

Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 1984 Special Session, 9; retired, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 2000 Regular Session, 193; education and career,  The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 1985-1986),  2317-2318.