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Wiley Francis Mitchell

Wiley Francis Mitchell, American lawyer. Bar: North Carolina 1954, District of Columbia 1962, Virginia 1986.


  • Mitchell, Wiley Francis was born on July 23, 1932 in Franklin County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Wiley Francis and Nancy Irene (Edwards) Mitchell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wake Forest University, 1953. Juris Doctor, Wake Forest University, 1954.


    • Associate Joyner & Howison, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1954-1960. Partner Joyner, Howison & Mitchell, 1960-1962. General attorney Southern Railroad Company, Washington, 1062-1068, general solicitor, 1968-1983.

      Senior general solicitor Norfolk-Southern Corporation, 1983-1989, general counsel litigation, 1989-1994, senior general counsel, 1995—2001. Of counsel Willcox & Savage, Virginia, since 2001.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1954, District of Columbia 1962, Virginia 1986.


    The concept of a free church in a free state rests not on political theory nor on human documents but on the word of God.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Salvation is not based on an individual's fulfillment of God’s commands, but rather on Christ's fulfillment of them and of being united with him through faith.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


    Council member City of Alexandria, Virginia, 1967-1976, vice-mayor, 1970-1976. With Virginia Senate, 1976-1988, assistant minority leader, 1978-1988. Chairman joint House/Senate Republican Legislation Caucus, 1987-1988.

    Trustee Virginia Marine Science Museum, since 1992, Virginia Nature Conservancy, since 1992. Board directors Virginia High Speed Rail Development Committee, 2002^, Sorensen Institute Political Leadership, 2001^. With United States Army Reserve, 1948-1970.

    Member American Bar Association, National Association RailRoad Trial Counsel (executive committee, past national president), Hampton Roads C. of Chamber (board directors since 2001).


    • Married Marshale Moody, May 31, 1953. Children: Katherine, Frances.
    • father: Wiley Francis Mitchell
    • mother: Nancy Irene (Edwards) Mitchell
    • spouse: Marshale Moody
    • children: Katherine Mitchell
    • Frances Mitchell
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