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Harold Martin Bates

Harold Martin Bates, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1961, Kentucky 1961. Member Virginia Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association, William and Mary Alumni Association (board directors 1972-1976), Society Former Special Agents of Federal Bureau of Investigation (chairman Blue Ridge chapter 1971-1972).

Background

  • Bates, Harold Martin was born on March 11, 1928 in Wise County, Virginia, United States. Son of William Jennings and Reba (Williams) Bates.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economics, College William and Mary, 1952. Bachelor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, 1961.

    Career

    • Special agent Federal Bureau of Investigation, Newark and New York City, 1952-1956. Technical sales representative Hercules Powder Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1956-1958. Investigator United States Defense Department, Lexington, Virginia, 1959-1962, Louisville, 1959-1962.

      Practice law, 1961-1962. Secretary-treasurer, director, house counsel Life Insurance Company of Kentucky, 1962-1966. Practice law Roanoke, Virginia, 1966—2007.

      Retired, 2007; secretary, director James River Limestone Company, Buchanan, Virginia, 1970-1996. Secretary Eastern Insurance Company, Roanoke, 1984-1987. President, Skil, Inc., organization for rehabilitation Vietnam veterans, Salem, Virginia, 1972-1975.

      Freshman football coach Washington and Lee University, 1958-1960. With airborne United States Army, 1946-1947.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1961, Kentucky 1961.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Virginia Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association, William and Mary Alumni Association (board directors 1972-1976), Society Former Special Agents of Federal Bureau of Investigation (chairman Blue Ridge chapter 1971-1972).

    Connections

    • Married Audrey Rose Doll, November 1, 1952 (divorced March 1978). Children: Linda, Carl. Married Judith Lee Farmer, June 23, 1978 (divorced February 2002).

      Married Helen H. Herndon, May 1, 2004.
    • father: William Jennings Bates
    • mother: Reba (Williams) Bates
    • spouses: Audrey Rose Doll
    • Judith Lee Farmer
    • Helen H. Herndon
    • children: Linda Bates
    • Carl Bates
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    Born March 11, 1928
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