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Chief Justice's Portrait Now Hangs in Courtroom

Wednesday, November 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
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VBA-commissioned portrait of Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell Sr.The VBA-commissioned portrait of the late Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. now hangs in the Supreme Court of Virginia. A ceremony marking the occasion occurred Oct. 28.

Hassell served on the state's highest court for 22 years, the last eight as chief justice. He was Virginia's first black chief justice. Hassell died in February 2011 at age 55.

Jean Garver painted Hassell's likeness in oil on canvas.

The VBA commissions portraits of each new justice, a tradition that began more than 50 years ago.

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