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Archibald Chapman Buchanan

Archibald C. Buchanan, American judge. Recipient Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion, 1950. Trustee Hampden-Sydney College, 1928-1969, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, 1948-1962.


  • Buchanan, Archibald C. was born on January 7, 1890 in Tazewell, Virginia, United States. Son of A. Beauregard and Nannie E. (Chapman) Buchanan.

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    • Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College, 1910. Bachelor of Laws, Washington and Lee University, 1914, Doctor of Laws, 1949.


    • Bar, 1914; general practice state and federal courts, 1915-1927. Member of law partnership, Chapman, Peery and Buchanan, Tazewell, Virginia, judge 22d judicial circuit of Virginia, 1927-1946. Justice Supreme Court Appeals of Virginia, 1946-1969.

      Mayor, Tazewell, Virginia, 1917-1921. Commissioner of accounts, Tazewell County, 1919-1927. Member Judicial Council Virginia, 1928-1932.

      Chairman of Commission of judges to fix salaries of trial justices of Virginia and their clerks, 1942-1946. Committee of Judiciary of Virginia State Bar, 1941-1946.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member of law partnership, Chapman, Peery and Buchanan, Tazewell, Virginia, judge 22d judicial circuit of Virginia, 1927-1946. Member Judicial Council Virginia, 1928-1932. Member American Bar Association, Virginia Historic Society, Virginia Bar Association, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Clubs: Tazewell County Country, Rotary, Commonwealth.
    • Member of Pi Kappa Alpha.


    • Married Ollie McCall, December 18, 1915. Children: Sara (Mistress Herbert Silvers) (deceased), Archibald C.
    • father: A. Beauregard Buchanan
    • mother: Nannie E. (Chapman) Buchanan
    • spouse: Ollie McCall
    • children: Sara Buchanan (Mistress Herbert Silvers) (deceased)
    • Archibald C. Buchanan
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    Born January 7, 1890
    Died May 3, 1979
    (aged 89)


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