|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (September 2011)|
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 30th district
December 12, 1988 – January 10, 1996
|Preceded by||Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Patsy S. Ticer|
|Born||Robert L. Calhoun
July 22, 1937
Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||Tufts University (B.A.)
Yale University (M.A., LL.B.)
Early life and education
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.
|Senate of Virginia|
Wiley F. Mitchell, Jr.
|Virginia Senator for the 30th District
Patsy S. Ticer