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James Randolph Smith

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James Randolph Smith, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1970, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976.

Background

Smith, James Randolph was born on March 7, 1945 in Martinsville, Virginia, United States. Son of James Randolph and Ruth (Boykin) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Randolph-Macon College, 1967. Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1970.

Career

Law clerk to judge The United States of America District Court, Wilmington, Delaware, 1970-1971. Assistant commonwealth attorney City of Martinsville, 1971-1981. Partner Smith & Penn, Professional Corporation, Martinsville, 1981-1986.

Commonwealth attorney City of Martinsville, 1981-1998. Private practice, Martinsville, 1998-1999. Executive secretary Virginia Charitable Gaming Commission, Richmond, 1999-2000.

Deputy director Virginia Department Rail and Public Transportation, 2000—2002. Assistant commonwealth attorney County of Henry, Martinsville, Virginia, since 2002. Instructor Piedmont Criminal Justice Academy, 1980-1997, since 2002.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia 1970, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit) 1976.

Membership

Vice chairman Martinsville Republican Committee, 1986-1990, chairman, 1990-1994, treasurer, since 2010. Chairman board directors Broad St. Christian Church, 1996. Member Martinsville-Henry County Bar Association (vice president 1983-1984, president 1984-1985), American Judicature Society, Rotary (president 1993-1994), Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

father:
James Randolph Smith

mother:
Ruth (Boykin) Smith