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William Shore Robertson

William Shore Robertson, American judge. Bar: Virginia 1964.


  • Robertson, William Shore was born on June 20, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Alexander Cralle and Eugenia (Bailey) Robertson.

  • Education

    • AB, College William and Mary, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1964.


    • Associate Martin & Alexander, Warrenton, Virginia, 1966-1967. Partner Martin, Alexander & Robertson, 1967-1978. Assistant commonwealth's attorney Fauquier County, 1968-1974.

      Member Martin, Walker & Lawrence Professional Corporation, 1978-1980. Circuit judge 20th Judicial Circuit Virginia, since 1980. Member Judicial Conference Virginia, since 1980.

      Member Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission Virginia, 1985-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1964.


    Secretary Warrenton Board Zoning Appeals, 1967-1970, member town council and vice mayor, 1973-1980. President Fauquier chapter Virginia Museum, 1968-1969. Fauquier County chairman Virginia Capital Area fund drive Boy Scouts American, 1968-1969, 75.

    Chairman Fauquier County Schools Study and Advisory Committee, 1970. Board directors Fauquier County Mental Health Association, 1970-1974. Chairman Warrentown United Methodist Church, 1970-1972, lay leader, 1973-1975, 82-83.

    Board directors Fauquier Hospital Maternity Clinic, 1971-1974. Vice president Highland School Board, 1975-1976, chairman, 1978. Member Fauquier County Library.

    Board, 1974-1977, Welfare Board, 1975-1980. Member advisory board Family Guidance Center, 1974-1976. Captain United States Army, 1964-1966.

    Member American Bar Association, Virginia State Bar (council 1969-1973, board governors criminal law section 1982-1986), Virginia Bar Association, Fauquier County Bar Association (president 1976-1977), Warrenton-Fauquier Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1978-1979(, Warrentown Junior Chamber of Commerce (external vice president 1968-1969, Outstanding Young Man of Year award 1969), Rotary (honorary Warrenton-Fauquier)), Old Town Athletic Club, Phi Alpha Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha.


    • Married Barbara Brewster Williams, June 26, 1966. 1 child, Stuart Alexander.
    • father: Alexander Cralle Robertson
    • mother: Eugenia (Bailey) Robertson
    • spouse: Barbara Brewster Williams
    • child: Stuart Alexander Robertson
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