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Barry Ross Lawrence, American County official. Named one of Outstanding Young Men in American, 1985-1986.


Lawrence, Barry Ross was born on November 20, 1955 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Linwood Grant Junior and Selma Ross (Hart) Lawrence.


Bachelor, University of Virginia, 1978; Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of Virginia, 1982.


Assistant department manager, Best Products Co, Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, 1979; administrative analyst, City of Suffolk, Virginia, 1980; juvenile programs coordinator, City of Portsmouth, Virginia, 1980-1981; research assistant, University of Virginia, Institute of Government, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1981-1982; town manager, Town of Purcellville, Virginia, 1982-1983; legislative liaison, County of Prince William, Prince William, Virginia, 1983-1985; assistant to the county executive, County of Prince William, Prince William, 1985-1986; assistant director, Virginia Association of Counties, Richmond, 1986-1988; executive director, Virginia Association Counties, Richmond, 1988-1990; county administrator, County of Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, since 1991. Executive Committee Southern County Association Conference, 1989-1990. Visiting instructor political science Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia, 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial board Public Administration Times, since 1989.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


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 '.


Ex-officio member Virginia Local Government Advisory Council, 1988-1990. Vice president, board directors and architectural control committee chairman The Forest at Innsbrook Homeowners Association, 1989. Executive committee Virginia Alliance in the Public Service, 1990.

Member American Society Public Administration (publication committee 1988-1989), Virginia Society Association Executives (chairman communications, marketing and ub. relations committee 1989), Virginia Local Government Management Association (nominations committee 1992), International City Management Association (conference evaluation committee 1986), National Association County Administrators, University Virginia Alumni Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: water and racquet sports, running, bicycling, gardening, reading, guitar, photography.


Married Sheila Lynn Johnson, December 11, 1982. Children: Courtney Elizabeth, Barry Ross, Junior.

Linwood Grant Lawrence Junior

Selma Ross (Hart) Lawrence

Sheila Lynn Johnson

Courtney Elizabeth Lawrence

Barry Ross Lawrence

Junior Lawrence