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Owen B. Pickett

Member From: 1972 - December 30, 1986

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  • Birth Date: August 31, 1930 Birth Place:Richmond, VA
  • Death Date: October 27, 2010
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute (B.S.) University of Richmond (LL.B.)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Baptist Church Masons Scottish Rite Shrine Jesters Democratic State Central Committee (chairman, 1980-82) Princess Anne Ruritan (former president) Phi Alpha Delta Alpha Kappa Psi Oceana Lions American Bar Association Virginia State Bar District of Columbia Bar Association Virginia Beach Bar Association (former president) Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Federal Judicial Conference, 4th Circuit (permanent member) American Institute of CPAs Hampton Roads Area Committee (former member)
  • Additional Info: The Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House in Norfolk, Virginia was named in his honor in 2001.
  • Bio: PICKETT, Owen Bradford, a Representative from Virginia; born in Richmond, Va., August 31, 1930; attended public schools; B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, 1952; LL.B., University of Richmond Law School, 1955; admitted to the Virginia State bar in 1955 and commenced practice in Richmond; member, Virginia house of delegates, 1972-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 2001); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress; died on October 27, 2010, in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: United States House of Representatives (1987-2001)
    Chairman, Democratic Party of Virginia (1980-1982)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1972-1973 City of Virginia Beach (part) 40 Democrat Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
1974-1975 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1976-1977 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Appropriations
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1978 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Appropriations
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1979 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Appropriations
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1980 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Appropriations
Claims
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1981 City of Virginia Beach 40 Democrat Appropriations
Claims
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1982 City of Virginia Beach 38 Democrat Appropriations
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1983 City of Virginia Beach (part) 81 Democrat Appropriations
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1984 City of Virginia Beach (part) 81 Democrat Appropriations
Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1985 City of Virginia Beach (part) 81 Democrat Appropriations
Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1986 City of Virginia Beach (part) 81 Democrat Appropriations
Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections

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