Edward Wren Hudgins (1930-1958)

Further reading:

Aubrey R. Bowles, Jr., “The Course of Law Reform in Virginia,” Virginia Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 5 (June 1952), 689-698.

Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., “Chief Justice Edward Wren Hudgins,” Virginia Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 6 (Oct. 1958), 1007-1008.


“The Judicial Council and Judicial Conference in Virginia,” State Government, Vol. XXVII, No. 1 (January 1954); includes an overview of the history of judicial administration and development of rules of court in Virginia.

Research collections:

Library of Virginia (Personal Papers Collection)
Richmond, Va.
Edward Wren Hudgins Papers, 1899-1958 (bulk 1948-1958), 22 boxes. Papers documenting Hudgins’ tenure as justice and chief justice; finding aid available.

Virginia State Law Library (Supreme Court of Virginia Archives)
Richmond, Va.
Clerk’s correspondence and other records, 1918-2006; correspondence with Edward W. Hudgins, 1930-1961 (14 folders); finding aid available.
Letters pertaining to the Judicial Council of Virginia, 1947-1958, and proposed legislation to require the General Assembly’s approval of rules adopted by the Judicial Council affecting the practice of law in Virginia. Also included are letters and petitions pertaining to the Martinsville Seven case in 1949; and a file of personal correspondence, 1941-1950.

State Law Librarian Correspondence, 1932-1979; 2 folders.
Correspondence pertains to management of the law libraries in Richmond, Staunton, and Wytheville.