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Virginia General Assembly

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  • Col. James Wilkerson Witten (1807 - 1878)
    State Senator representing Tazewell, McDowell and Buchanan Counties (1863-1865) see: Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia from 1800 to 1922 in two volumes Vol. II. Chapter I. Governors, members of Const...
  • Col. Joseph Martin, III (1785 - 1859)
    Col. Joseph Martin, born in Henry County in 1785, who served in the War of 1812. Joseph built his home he called "Greenwood", a two-story Flemish-bond brick house built in 1808–1810 at Axton, Henry...
  • Phillip Philip Claiborne (1773 - 1827)
    SOURCES: Brunswick County, Virginia Will Book # 10; Marriage Bonds and Ministers' Returns of Greensville County Virginia, 1781-1825; Brunswick County, Virginia Order Book # 16; The Virginia Magazine ...
  • Oscar Minor Crutchfield (1800 - 1861)
    26th Speaker of the House Of Delegates for the Commonwealth Of Virginia. Oscar Minor Crutchfield (16 January 1800 – 15 May 1861) was a Virginia politician. He represented Spotsylvania County in t...
  • Evelyn Clare Hailey (1921 - 2011)
    HONORABLE EVELYN CLARE MOMSEN HAILEY Evelyn Clare Momsen Hailey was an American politician. A Democrat, she served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1974–1982 and the Senate of Virginia 1982–1984, w...

The Virginia General Assembly is the legislative body of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the oldest continuous law-making body in the New World, established on July 30, 1619. The General Assembly is a bicameral body consisting of a lower house, the Virginia House of Delegates, with 100 members, and an upper house, the Senate of Virginia, with 40 members. Combined together, the General Assembly consists of 140 elected representatives from an equal number of constituent districts across the commonwealth. The House of Delegates is presided over by a Speaker of the House, while the Senate is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The House and Senate each elect a clerk and sergeant-at-arms. The Senate of Virginia's clerk is known as the "Clerk of the Senate" (instead of as the "Secretary of the Senate," the title used in the federal Senate).

The Republican Party currently holds the majority in both the House of Delegates and the Senate.

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