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William Joseph Robertson, American lawyer. member board visitors University of Virginia, 1853-1859.

Background

Robertson, William Joseph was born on December 30, 1817 in Culpeper County, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Sarah (Brand) Robertson.

Education

Graduate Law School University of Virginia, 1842.

Career

Began law practice at Louisa County (Virginia) Court House, 1842. Commonwealth attorney Albemarle County (Virginia) 1852. Member board visitors University of Virginia, 1853-1859.

Attorney University of Virginia. Judge Supreme Court Appeals of Virginia, 1859-1865. Corporation lawyer in Virginia after Civil War.

General counsel C. & O. Railway, N. & W. R.R. Greatest victories before Supreme Court of the United States Court include Samuel Miller Will case, Gilbert versus Railroad Company, Arlington cases including United States versus Lee, Kaufman versus Lee. 1st president Virginia Bar Association, 1888.

Membership

Member board visitors University of Virginia, 1853-1859.

Connections

Married Hannah Gordon, August 16, 1842. Married second, Alice (Watts) Morris, July 16, 1863, 14 children.

father:
John Robertson

mother:
Sarah (Brand) Robertson

spouse:
Hannah Gordon

spouse:
Alice