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State supreme court justice

Richard Harding Poff was state supreme court justice. Bar: Virginia 1947. Member Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu Phi.

Background

Poff, Richard Harding was born on October 19, 1923 in Radford, Virginia, United States. Son of Beecher David and Irene Louise (Nunley) Poff.

Education

Student, Roanoke College, 1941-1943;Bachelor of Laws, University Virginia, 1948;Doctor of Laws, University Virginia, 1969.

Career

Partner law firm, Dalton, Poff, Turk & Stone, Radford, 1949-1970;member, 83d-92d congresses, 6th District Virginiajustice, Supreme Court Virginia, 1972-1989;senior justice, Supreme Court Virginia, since 1989. Vice chairman National Commision on Reform Federal Crime Laws. Chairman Republican Task Force on Crime.

Secretary Republican Conference, House Republican Leadership.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia 1947.

Membership

Member Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu Phi. Clubs: Mason, Moose, Lion.

Connections

Married Jo Ann R. Topper, June 24, 1945 (deceased January 1978). Children: Rebecca, Thomas, Richard Harding. Married Jean Murphy, October 26, 1980.

father:
Beecher David Poff

mother:
Irene Louise (Nunley) Poff

spouses:
Jo Ann R. Topper

Jean Murphy

children:
Rebecca Poff

Thomas Poff

Richard Harding Poff