Oil on canvas, 33 x 28 in., by Scaisbrooke L. Abbot, 1971
Location: courtroom, rear
Born February 7, 1921 in War, West Virginia
Died October 31, 1996 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Appointed by Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr. on August 29, 1969 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Archibald C. Buchanan and began his service on October 1, 1969. Elected by the General Assembly on January 29, 1970 to complete the unexpired term of Buchanan. Elected on January 29, 1975 to a regular 12-year term beginning February 1, 1975. Service terminated by retirement.
Attended Concord College (Athens, West Virginia)
Washington and Lee University, LL.B., 1944
Other judicial service:
Judge, Twenty-first Judicial Circuit, 1964-1969
Town attorney, Pulaski, Virginia, 1944-1946
Private practice of law in Pulaski, Virginia, 1944-1964
Appointed, “Two Named To Virginia High Court,” The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973) [Washington, D.C.], August 30, 1969: B2; qualified, 210 Va., iii; elected to complete the unexpired term of Buchanan, Journals of the Senate of Virginia, 1970 Regular Session, 153; elected to a regular 12-year term, Journals of the House of Delegates of Virginia, 1975 Session, 476; retired, 220 Va., iii; birth, education, and career, transcript of portrait presentation on October 5, 1987, published in 236 Va., xi-xxiv; “Harman, Cochran to Go on State High Court,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 30, 1969, p. 1; law degree, Martindale- Hubble Law Directory (Summit, NJ: Martindale-Hubble, Inc., 1954), 2262; death, Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 2, 1996, B2; portrait, Library of Virginia catalog. Justice Harman continued to serve the court as a senior (retired) justice from January 2, 1980, to March 1, 1986; 220 Va., iii. See also Robert J. Ingram, A Tribute to Alexander M. Harman, Jr., Washington & Lee Law Review 865 (1997), retrieved on March 19, 2014.