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

Judge Nelson T. Overton
Photographic portrait, 1995

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

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.

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

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

Professional career:
Private practice, Hampton, 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.