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Optometrist , State legislator

Benjamin Joseph Lambert, III, American state legislator. Named Most Outstanding Young Man for City Richmond, 1972, Optometrist of Year, National Optometric Association, 1979, Virginia Optometric Association, 1980.


III, Benjamin Joseph Lambert was born on January 29, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Benjamin Joseph and Mary Frances (Warden) L.


Bachelor of Science, Virginia Union U., 1959;OD, Massachusetts College Optometry, 1962.


Former vice chairman 3rd District Democratic Committee. State delegate District 71 Virginia, 1978—1985. State senator District 9, since 1986.

Member Education & Health Committee, Finance Committee, General Law Committee, Privileges & Elections Committee, Democratic National Committee, Virginia, Randolph Foundation. Optometrist.


Holy Scripture always has been the authoritative and trustworthy guide for knowing and serving the God who is revealed as Creator, Savior and Advocate.


Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.


Bible is the source of inspirational stories, gospels, letters, hymns, songs, prayers, and poetry that drives wisdom and creativity of all Christians over time and across the world.


Secretary board of trustees Virginia Union U. Board directors Virginia College Fund, Richmond Renaissance, Virginia Randolph Foundation, Black History Museum, Southern Regional Education.Bd./communications of Education Quality. Active NAACT, Richmond Crusade for Voters.

Former president North Richmond Jackson Ward Civic Association, North Richmond Young Men’s Christian Association. Member Virginia State Senate, since 1986, member commission on finance, commission on education and health, commission on privileges and elections, others. Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1978-1985.

Member Governor's Commision on Ednl. Opportunity for All Virginians, others Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Virginia Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, National Optometric Association, Richmond Medical Society, Thebans Beneficial Club, Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Beta Boule.


Married Carolyn Lee Morris, May 22, 1966. Children: Benjamin J. IV, David Morris, Charles Justin, Ann Frances.

Benjamin Joseph L.

Mary Frances (Warden) L.

Carolyn Lee Morris

Benjamin J. IV III

David Morris III

Charles Justin III

Ann Frances III