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William P. "Billy" Robinson Jr.

Member From: February 5, 1981 - 2001

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  • Birth Date: October 14, 1942 Birth Place:Washington, DC
  • Death Date: 12/18/2006
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Sylvia T. Thompson
  • Children: William P., III, Trevor J., Justin M., and Danica A.
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  • Education: Morehouse College, GA (B.A., 1964) Harvard University, MA (LL.B., 1967)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Episcopal Church Virginia State Bar (former chairman, board of governors, criminal law section) Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America Norfolk City Democratic Committee Friends of the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Virginia State Conference, NAACP (lifetime member) Conference of Southern Legislators Omega Psi Phi Sigma Pi Phi Virginia State Legislative Black Caucus (chairman) Virginia Association of Black Elected Officials (chairman) Concerned Citizens for Political Education (general counsel) Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Commission (vice- chairman) Virginia Water Study Commission Crispus Attucks Cultural Center Commerce Bank (board member) Twin City Bar Association (board member) Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association (board member) Old Dominion Bar Association (board member) Tidewater Legal Aid Society (former president, board of directors) Southeastern Virginia Advisory Council for the Arts (board member and chairman) Old Dominion University Research Foundation (board member) Tidewater Fair Housing (board member)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1981 City of Norfolk 37 Democrat Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police
Roads and Internal Navigation
1982 City of Norfolk 37 Democrat Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Health Welfare and Institutions
Militia and Police
Roads and Internal Navigation
1983 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Education
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1984 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1985 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1986 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1987 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1988 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1989 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1990 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1991 City of Norfolk (part) 90 Democrat Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1992 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1993 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
General Laws
Roads and Internal Navigation
1994 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
General Laws
Militia and Police
Roads and Internal Navigation
1995 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
General Laws
Militia and Police
Roads and Internal Navigation
1996 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
General Laws
Militia and Police
1997 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
General Laws
Militia and Police
1998 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Co Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Militia and Police
1999 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Co Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Militia and Police
2000 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Co Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Militia and Police
2001 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Virginia Beach (part) 90 Democrat Transportation (Co Chair)
Appropriations
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Militia and Police

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