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Katherine E. Slaughter, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Environmental Law.


Slaughter, Katherine Ewing was born on December 1, 1939 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Daughter of John Mercer and Margaret Anna (Miller) Slaughter.


University of North Carolina (Bachelor of Arts). University of Virginia (Juris Doctor).


News reporter, Harrisburg Pennsylvania Patriot News, 1961-1962;editorial assistant, American Scholar, Washington, 1962, 69;freelance writer, 1971-1975;job counselor men director, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Outreach, Madison, Virginia, 1975-1978;director, Sevenoaks Center, Madison, 1978-1984;staff attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1986.


Member City Council of Charlottesville, since 1990, vice mayor, 1992-1996, mayor, since 1996. Chair Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Board directors Charlottesville-Albermarle Recycle Together.

Board directors Piedmont Virginia Community College. Member Downtown Business Revitalization Task Force. Past chair North Downtown Residents Association.

State central committee 7th District Democratic Committee. Member St. Paul's Epsicopal Church. Member Charlottesville Area Women's Bar Association, Charlottesville-Albermarle Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking.


Married Ian Edler McNett, November 10, 1962 (December 1984). Children: Ian E. McNett Junior, Margaret Alma McNett.