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John D. Gray

Member From: 1966 - Sp. 1981

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  • Birth Date: June 8, 1928 Birth Place:Newport News, VA
  • Death Date: December 10, 1995
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Nancy McMillan
  • Children:
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  • Education: University of Virginia (B.S., LL.B.)
  • Military Service: USA (World War II), part of the U.S. forces occupying Japan (post-war)
  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Methodist Church Masons Shrine (Khedive Temple) Jesters Elks Virginia State Bar Hampton Democratic Committee (former chairman) Hampton City Attorney (1954-63) - helped write the first city Code
  • Additional Info: As a legislator, he helped revamp the state's welfare and corrections systems, establishing prisoner release and work-study programs.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Hampton Circuit Court judge - 12 years (1983-1995)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1966 City of Hampton 26 Democrat Counties Cities and Towns
Currency and Commerce
Immigration
Welfare
1968-1969 City of Hampton 26 Democrat Currency and Commerce (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
Welfare
1969 City of Hampton 26 Democrat Currency and Commerce (Chair)
Counties Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
Welfare
1970-1971 City of Hampton 26 Democrat Claims
Conservation and Natural Resources
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1972-1973 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1974-1975 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1976-1977 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1978 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Health Welfare and Institutions (Chair)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Rules
1979 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Health Welfare and Institutions (Chair)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Courts of Justice
Privileges and Elections
Rules
1980 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Privileges and Elections (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Health Welfare and Institutions
Rules
1981 City of Hampton 50 Democrat Privileges and Elections (Chair)
Courts of Justice
Health Welfare and Institutions
Rules

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