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Lindsay Gordon Dorrier,, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1972, United States District Court (western district) Virginia 1972.


Dorrier was born on August 27, 1943 in Scottsville, Virginia. His mother was a teacher at Belfield School and his father ran the local Ford dealership, Bruce-Dorrier Motor Company.


Dorrier was raised in Scottsville, attended public schools, graduated from St. Christopher’s School and Trinity College. He enlisted in the United States Army, graduated from the Infantry Officer Candidate School and served in Japan in Military Intelligence.


Dorrier returned home to attend University of Virginia Law School and pursued his career as a lawyer and elected official. He has been a U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps Officer for fifteen years. In 1982, he unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 7th District.

In 1990, he was appointed to serve as Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, a post he served in until 1994. He has represented Albemarle County on the Rivanna River Basin Commission. He has announced he will not seek another term on the Board, citing his battle with Parkinson's Disease as one of the reasons.


The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


Small groups inside the Methodist Church should be developed. Thus all members of “societies” could receive support and be challenged in their faith.


President Charlottesville-Albemarle Mental Health Association, 1974-1975, board directors, 1973-1976. President Jefferson Area Community Corrections Resources Board, 1981-1983, board directors, 1981-1990. Member Albemarle County Board Suprs., 1976-1980.

Democratic candidate for Congress from 7th district Virginia, 1982. Board directors Charlottesville-Albemarle United Way, 1983-1990, Tandem School, 1987-1991, James River Alcohol Safety Action Program, 1988-1990. Member Virginia Democratic Leadership Committee, 1989-1993.

Co-chair Richmond One-to-One Partnership, 1992-1994. Lieutenant colonel Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army Reserve, since 1966. Member National Criminal Justice Association (board directors 1990-1994), Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Association Local Executive Constitutional Officers (board directors 1982-1986, president 1986-1987), Virginia Association Commercial Attorneys (board directors 1984-1990), Albemarle History Society (president 1976-1978), Fraternal Order Polic, American Legion, Lions.


Married Jane Ikenberry, February 14, 1982. Children: Margaret Anne, Lindsay Gordon III.