Henry Hudson Whiting, April 30, 1987-August 12, 1995

Whiting close up
Oil on canvas, by J. Boice Hevener, 1990
Location: courtroom, right

Born July 20, 1923 in Fort Logan, Colorado
Died September 17, 2012 in Winchester, Virginia

Elected by the General Assembly on April 8, 1987 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of George Moffett Cochran and began his service on April 30, 1987. Service terminated by retirement.

Education:
Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1941-1942
University of Virginia, LL.B., 1949

Other judicial service:
Judge, Twenty-Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1980-1987

Professional career:
Private practice of law in Winchester, Virginia, 1949-1980

Military service:
World War II (Army)

Oral history (transcript)


Sources:
Elected, Journal of the Senate of Virginia, 1987 Special Session, 9; retired, 250 Va., v; birth in Fort Logan, oral history interview with Justice Whiting on December 11, 2011, Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library; education, career, and military service, transcript of portrait presentation on November 1, 2005, published in 271 Va., ix-xii; death, transcript of memorial on October 30, 2012, published in 284 Va., ix; portrait, Library of Virginia portrait files. Justice Whiting served the court as a senior justice from 1995-2002.