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C. Richard "Dick" Cranwell

Member From: 1972 - 2001

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  • Birth Date: 1942 Birth Place:Ceredo-Kenova, WV
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Elizabeth S. Matheny
  • Children: C. Richard, Jr., Whitney, J. Robert, J. Jarrett, John T., and Joseph A.
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  • Education: Richlands High School Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S.) University of Richmond School of Law (J.D.)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Methodist Church Lions McNeil Law Society Phi Delta Phi (legal fraternity) Omicron Delta Kappa Bonsack Ruritan Dogwood Festival (president, 1972) Roanoke Valley Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and McVitty House (board of directors) Vinton Drug Control Council (legal advisor) Vinton Chamber of Commerce (legal advisor) Vinton, Mount Pleasant, and Montvale Rescue Squads (legal advisor) Former attorney for Town of Vinton
  • Awards: Who's Who in Politics in the South Distinguished Legislators of America United States Jaycees, Outstanding Young Man in America (1970, 1972) Vinton Jaycees, Outstanding Young Man (1973)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1972-1973 Counties of Roanoke and Craig; City of Salem 8 Democrat Agriculture
Counties Cities and Towns
Militia and Police
1974-1975 County of Roanoke; City of Salem 8 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
Militia and Police
1976-1977 County of Roanoke; City of Salem 8 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
Militia and Police
1978 County of Roanoke; Cities of Salem and Roanoke (part) 8 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1979 County of Roanoke; Cities of Salem and Roanoke (part) 8 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1980 County of Roanoke; Cities of Salem and Roanoke (part) 8 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1981 County of Roanoke; Cities of Salem and Roanoke (part) 8 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1982 Counties of Craig, and Roanoke; City of Salem 7 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1983 Counties of Bedford (part), Craig (part), and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1984 Counties of Craig (part), Bedford (part) and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1985 Counties of Craig (part), Bedford (part) and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1986 Counties of Craig (part), Bedford (part) and Roanoke County (part) 14 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1987 Counties of Craig (part), Bedford (part) and Roanoke County (part) 14 Democrat Militia and Police (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Finance
1988 Counties of Bedford (part), Craig (part), and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Finance (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Militia and Police
1989 Counties of Bedford (part), Craig (part), and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Finance (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Militia and Police
1990 Counties of Bedford (part), Craig (part), and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Finance (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Mining and Mineral Resources
1991 Counties of Bedford (part), Craig (part), and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Finance (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Mining and Mineral Resources
1992 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice
Rules
1993 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1994 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1995 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1996 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1997 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1998 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Co Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
1999 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Majority Leader Finance (Co Chair)
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Courts of Justice
Rules
2000 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Minority Leader Finance (Co Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Labor and Commerce
Rules
2001 Counties of Bedford (part), Botetourt (part), Craig, and Roanoke (part) 14 Democrat Minority Floor Leader Finance (Co Chair)
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Labor and Commerce
Rules

*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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