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William W. "Ted" Bennett Jr.

Member From: 1990 - 2001

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  • Birth Date: 1940 Birth Place:Halifax, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Lessie Scott Spencer
  • Children: Christopher Todd and Mildred A.
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  • Education: University of Virginia (B.A, 1963) University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1966)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney
  • Memberships/Affiliations: First Baptist Church, South Boston (deacon) Halifax County Chamber of Commerce (former president) Halifax County Economic Development Commission (former president) Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (board of directors, 1988-89) Halifax Regional Hospital (board of directors, finance and personnel committee) Sertoma Club (former president) Halifax County Bar Association Virginia Bar Association Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Attorney for Halifax County (1972-94) Future of Public Education in Virginia Joint Study Commission (chairman, 1996-98)
  • Awards: Virginia Sheep Federation, Outstanding Sheep Producer in Virginia (1991) Virginia School Board Association, Award of Excellence (1994) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Virginia Legislator of the Year (1996, 1997) Sportsmen's Club of Halifax County, Conservation Award (1996) Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals, Outstanding Contribution to Elementary Education in Virginia, (1997) Northern Virginia Technology Council, Tech Ten, Public Policy Champion of Technology and Science in Virginia (1997) Virginia Library Association Resolution for Commendation for his efforts on behalf of public libraries (1998) Virginia Consortium of Governor's School Directors, Resolution of Appreciation (1998) Virginia Technology Association, Distinction for Continuing Leadership in Public Education in Virginia (1998) Virginia Biotechnology Association, Legislator(s) of the Year Award presented to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (1999) National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Distinguished Legislator (1999)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Commonwealth's Attorney for Halifax County and Town of South Boston (1976-80)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1990 Counties of Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg (part) and Prince Edward (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
1991 Counties of Charlotte, Halifax, Lunenburg (part) and Prince Edward (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
1992 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Agriculture
Claims
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
1993 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Agriculture
Claims
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
1994 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Claims
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
Education
1995 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part); City of South Boston 60 Democrat Claims
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
Education
1996 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Claims
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
1997 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Courts of Justice
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
1998 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
Science and Technology
1999 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Agriculture
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
Science and Technology
2000 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Science and Technology (Co Chair)
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources
2001 Counties of Campbell (part), Charlotte, Halifax, and Pittsylvania (part) 60 Democrat Science and Technology (Co Chair)
Corporations Insurance and Banking
Education
Mining and Mineral Resources

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