Bill Mims

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Bill Mims
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
Assumed office
April 1, 2010
Preceded by Barbara Milano Keenan
45th Attorney General of Virginia
In office
February 26, 2009 – January 16, 2010
Preceded by Bob McDonnell
Succeeded by Ken Cuccinelli
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
January 23, 1998 – January 14, 2006
Preceded by Charles Waddell
Succeeded by Mark Herring
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 32nd district
In office
January 8, 1992 – January 22, 1998
Preceded by Linda Rollins
Succeeded by Dick Black
Personal details
Born William Cleveland Mims
(1957-06-20) June 20, 1957 (age 59)
Harrisonburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater College of William and Mary
George Washington University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Profession Lawyer
Religion Presbyterian

William Cleveland "Bill" Mims (born June 20, 1957 in Harrisonburg, Virginia) is a former Attorney General of Virginia and current Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia.[1] He served as a Republican in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 1998 and the Senate of Virginia from 1998 to 2006, when he was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General by then-Attorney General Bob McDonnell. When McDonnell resigned in February 2009 to run for governor, the Virginia General Assembly elected Mims to complete McDonnell's term.[2][3][4] Mims did not seek election to a full term and was succeeded by Ken Cuccinelli in January 2010.

On November 4, 2009, then-Governor-elect Bob McDonnell named Mims as one of the co-chairs of his transition committee.[5]

The General Assembly elected Mims to the Virginia Supreme Court on March 10, 2010,[6][7][8][9] to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Barbara Milano Keenan upon her appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He took his oath of office on April 1, 2010, followed by a formal investiture on April 9, 2010.

Mims ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon and crossed the finish line moments before the two bombs exploded.[10][11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Lawyer's Weekly". Archived from the original on 14 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  2. ^ Senate of Virginia bio
  3. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates; Session 1998; Mims, William C. (Bill)". Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ Meola, Olympia (2009-02-26). "General Assembly elects Mims attorney general". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  5. ^ http://www.mcdonnelltransition.com/news.php
  6. ^ "House Resolution 32". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  7. ^ "Senate Resolution 15". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  8. ^ "House Minutes, March 10, 2010". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  9. ^ "Senate Minutes, March 10, 2010". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  10. ^ "Virginia Lawyer's Weekly". Archived from the original on 2013-07-15. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  11. ^ "Va. Supreme Court Justice Finished Boston Marathon Just Before Blast". Retrieved 2013-07-15. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Bob McDonnell
Attorney General of Virginia
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Ken Cuccinelli
Preceded by
Barbara Milano Keenan
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
2010–present
Incumbent