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Virginia General Assembly

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  • Lt. Peter C. Warwick,Sr. (CSA) (1835 - 1899)
    Peter was a flour merchant, and served as a state senator from Chesterfield County, Virginia. He married Mary Louisa about 1856. They had at least two children, Abraham and Mary Louisa. He married Caro...
  • Dr. John Gordon Chalmers (1803 - 1847)
    Birth: Aug. 25, 1803 Death: Jan. 1, 1847s/o James Chalmers & Sarah Lanier Williams w/o Mary Wade Henderson - m. 02 Oct 1827====================================Children:1. Mary Wallace Chalmers - b. 1...
  • Richard E. Byrd (1860 - 1925)
    . Richard Evelyn Byrd Sr. (August 13, 1860 – October 23, 1925) was a Virginia lawyer, politician and newspaperman. Early and family life He was the first son born to Jennie (Rivers) and her husba...
  • Richard Brooke (1760 - 1816)
    Richard Brooke was a planter and state senator.
  • Andrew Sidney Broaddus (1810 - 1891)
    Andrew S. Broaddus, Texas legislator and judge, was born in Caroline County, Virginia, in 1810, the son of Rueben and Elizabeth (Garland) Broaddus. Broaddus was raised and educated in Virginia and was ...

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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