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Benjamin J. Lambert III

Member From: 1978 - January 8, 1986

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  • Birth Date: January 29, 1937 Birth Place:Richmond, VA
  • Death Date: March 2, 2014
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Carolyn Morris
  • Children: Benjamin, IV, David, Charles, and Ann Frances
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  • Education: Henrico County public schools Virginia Union University (B.S.) Massachusetts College of Optometry (O.D.) Old Dominion University
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  • Occupation/Profession: Optometrist
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Westwood Baptist Church Richmond Optometric Society (former president) Virginia Optometric Association American Optometric Association National Optometric Association Richmond Medical Society Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Virginia Union University (secretary, board of trustees) Henrico County Democratic Committee (former member) 3rd District Democratic Committee (former vice-chairman) State Central Democratic Committee (former member) Virginia Democratic National Committee Salvation Army (board member) Economics of Amenity (board member) Richmond-on-the-James (board member) Richmond Renaissance Richmond Jaycees (former director)
  • Awards: Virginia Randolph High School, Most Outstanding Student (1955) Who's Who in American Colleges (1959) Most Outstanding Young Man for the City of Richmond (1972) National Optometric Association, Optometrist of the Year (1979) Virginia Optometric Association, Optometrist of the Year (1980)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Senate of Virginia (Jan. 8, 1986-Jan. 9, 2008)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1978 City of Richmond 33 Democrat Education
Militia and Police
1979 City of Richmond 33 Democrat Education
Militia and Police
1980 City of Richmond 33 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Militia and Police
1981 City of Richmond 33 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Militia and Police
1982 City of Richmond 33 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police
1983 City of Richmond (part) 71 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police
1984 City of Richmond (part) 71 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police
1985 City of Richmond (part) 71 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Education
Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police

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