Bob Calhoun

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Bob Calhoun
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 30th district
In office
December 12, 1988 – January 10, 1996
Preceded by Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
Succeeded by Patsy S. Ticer
Personal details
Born Robert L. Calhoun
( 1937 -07-22) July 22, 1937 (age 77)
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Alexandria, Virginia
Alma mater Tufts University (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A., LL.B.)
Profession Attorney

Robert L. "Bob" Calhoun (born July 22, 1937) is an attorney in Alexandria, Virginia and served as a Republican member of the Alexandria City Council and the Senate of Virginia.

Early life and education[edit]

Calhoun was born in Oak Park, Illinois on July 22, 1937. He graduated from Tufts University in 1959 and Yale Law School in 1963.

Political career[edit]

In 1975, Calhoun was elected to the Alexandria City Council on the Republican ticket, serving two three-year terms. In 1984 he ran again for a vacant seat on the City Council and served until December 12, 1988 when he was elected in a Special Election to the Virginia Senate representing the 30th Senate District which included most of Alexandria and some precincts in Fairfax County. He served one partial and one full term in the Senate before being defeated by the Mayor of Alexandria, Democrat Patsy Ticer in 1995.

He was selected as Director of the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority, serving from 1997 - 2003. He now practices law in Alexandria, Virginia.[1]


Senate of Virginia
Preceded by
Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
Virginia Senator for the 30th District
Succeeded by
Patsy S. Ticer