Nelson T. Overton, September 1, 1995-August 30, 1999

Judge Nelson T. Overton
Photographic portrait, 1995

Born February 7, 1928 in Newport News, Virginia.
Died January 8, 2010 in Hampton, Virginia.

Elected by the General Assembly on February 25, 1995 to an eight-year term beginning September 1, 1995, filling the vacancy created by the election of Lawrence L. Koontz, Jr. as justice to the Supreme Court of Virginia. Service terminated by retirement.

Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1949
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1952

Other judicial service:
Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1964-1995.
Mediator, Hampton judicial settlement program, 1999-2010.

Professional career:
Private practice in Hampton, Virginia, 1952-1964.

Elected, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1995 Regular Session, 1566, 1571; retired effective September 1, 1999, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1999 Regular Session, 51; birth, education, professional career, and circuit judgeship, The American Bench: Judges of the Nation (Forster-Long, Inc., 1995-1996), 2387; mediator, Mike Holtzclaw and Peter Dujardin, “Overton, Iverson Trial Judge, Dies at 79,” Newport News Daily Press, January 10, 2008, retrieved from on December 2, 2014.