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  • Full Name: Bruce Franklin Jamerson
  • Served: 1991 - 2011
  • Bio Information: Born in Richmond, Va., March 14, 1957 Bruce F. Jamerson is the son of Wilbur Franklin Jamerson and Barbara Joyce (Hudson) Jamerson, natives of Cumberland and Lunenburg Counties, He was first employed by the House of Delegates in 1974 when a junior at Armstrong High School in Richmond, and has served in every session since that year. He was the Administrative Assistant to the Clerk prior to his election as the Clerk in October 1991, having served previously as the postmaster and the purchasing officer. Educated in the public schools of Chesterfield County and Richmond City, he received a B.A. degree in political science and history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1979. He is a graduate of the Virginia Executive Institute, the executive leadership program of the Commonwealth. Active as a young man in the Boy Scouts of America, he is an Eagle Scout. Under his clerkship, the House Clerk’s Office has been reorganized to better serve the members and the citizens, physical facilities have been renovated and upgraded, and major improvements have been made in computerization and telecommunications. He is a member of Stockton Memorial Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and treasurer. He is a principal member of the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Legion Boys State of Virginia, directing its legislative program, and a resource leader in the Virginia YMCA Model General Assembly. He married Elizabeth Newman Hazelwood of Suffolk, daughter of Mary Ainslie (Saunders) Hazelwood and the late Sidney Bertram Hazelwood, Jr. They have a daughter, Ainslie Hudson. Photograph in group pictures for the Sessions of 1986-1994, in the State Capitol, Richmond. While he was Clerk of the House, the Speakers were THOMAS W. MOSS, JR., S. VANCE WILKINS, JR. and WILLIAM J. HOWELL.

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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