George Mason Law School

College alum appointed to Va. Supreme Court

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March 15, 2010

11:29 AM

College alumnus Bill Mims ’79 has been selected to replace Justice Barbara Keenan, who was appointed to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals by the U.S. Senate last week.

Mims is only the second Virginian to serve in the General Assembly, as Attorney General and on the Supreme Court. Mims served as Attorney General until January, filling the seat when Bob McDonnell resigned the office to campaign full time for governor. He had served as deputy attorney general under McDonnell and represented Loudoun in the House of Delegates from 1992 to 1997 and the Senate from 1998 to 2005. He became the Deputy Attorney General in January 2006.

Mims received a degree in history from the College and served as president of the student body. He later received law degrees from George Washington University and Georgetown University.

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