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John Wesley Pearsall, American Lawyer, partner ( law: pract. & administration)Civil litigation, stateCorporate, generalGeneral practicelawyer. award 1948), Lambda Chi Alpha.

Background

Pearsall, John Wesley was born on August 21, 1914 in Richmond, Virginia, Bachelor of Science, Randolph-Macon College, 1935.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Randolph-Macon College, 1935. Bachelor of Laws, University Richmond, 1941.

Career

Bar: Virginia 1940. Association McGuire, Riely &Eggleston, Richmond, 1941-1950. Partner McGuire, Eggleston, Bocock & Woods, Richmond, 1950-1953. General counsel Virginia-Carolina Chemical Corporation, Richmond, 1953-1956.

Sole practice, Richmond, 1956-1960. Partner McCaul, Grigsby &Pearsall, Richmond, 1960-1986, Pearsall & Pearsall, 1986^. General counsel, director Estes Express Lines.

Richmond, since 1972. Chapter chairman American Red Cross, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1944-1949, campaign chairman, 1949, campaign chairman Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield, Virginia, 1950, nat. vice chairman fund doctor, 1956, nat. governor, 1953-1955. Member budget committee Richmond Area Community Chest, 1946-1947, member Executive Committee, 1947-1955, trustee, 1946-1950, campaign chairman, 1951, president, 1955, United Giver's Fund, 1970.

Vice president Children's Aid Society, Richmond, 1950-1955, trustee, 1948-1955. Active Boy Scouts American, 1953-1956. Member Executive Committee RandolphMacon College, 1958-1976, chairman long range plan committee, 1960-1976, trustee, 1955-1976.

Member Chesterfield County Welfare Board, 1951-1955. Trustee Sheltering Arms Hospital, Richmond, 1949-1980. Director Junior Achievement, 1975-1981.

Vestryman St. Stephens Church, 1967-1970, church bearer 1986-1987. Member Executive Committee History Richmond Foundation (1965-1970), Falls of James committee, 1979^, Chesterfield History Society, 1985-1995.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia 1940.

Membership

Chapter chairman American Red Cross, Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1944-1949, campaign chairman, 1949, campaign chairman Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield, Virginia, 1950, national vice chairman fund doctor, 1956, national governor, 1953-1955. Member budget committee Richmond Area Community Chest, 1946-1947, member executive committee, 1947-1955, trustee, 1946-1950, campaign chairman, 1951, president, 1955, United Giver's Fund, 1970. Vice president Children's Aid Society, Richmond, 1950-1955, trustee, 1948-1955.

Active Boy Scouts American, 1953-1956. Member executive committee Randolph-Macon College, 1958-1976, chairman long range plan committee, 1960-1976, trustee, 1955-1976, member alumni board, 1994-1999, trustee emeritus, 2006. Member Chesterfield County Welfare Board, 1951-1955.

Trustee Sheltering Arms Hospital, Richmond, 1949-1980. Director Junior Achievement, 1975-1981. Vestryman St. Stephens Church, 1967-1970, church bearer, 1986-1987.

Member executive committee History Richmond Foundation (1965-1970), Falls of James advisory board, 1979-1908, Chesterfield History Society, 1985-1995. Served to lieutenant junior grade United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association, Chesterfield County Bar Association (president 1963-1964), American Judicature Society, Virginia State Bar Council (chairman judicial ethics committee 1970-1971), American Archaeol.

Society (local chapter, president 1976), Phi Beta Kappa (president Richmond area chapter 1976-1977), Junior Chamber of C. (Distinguished Service award 1948, state president 1948-1949), Omicron Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha.