Elizabeth A. McClanahan

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Elizabeth A. McClanahan
Dean of the Appalachian School of Law
Assumed office
September 2, 2019
Preceded bySandra McGlothlin
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
In office
August 1, 2011 – September 1, 2019
Appointed byVirginia General Assembly
Preceded byLawrence L. Koontz Jr.
Succeeded byTeresa M. Chafin
Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals
In office
April 1, 2003 – July 31, 2011
Preceded byG. Steven Agee
Succeeded byStephen R. McCullough
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Ann McClanahan

(1959-09-01) September 1, 1959 (age 62)
Buchanan County, Virginia, U.S.
Alma materCollege of William & Mary
University of Dayton

Elizabeth Ann McClanahan (born September 1, 1959) is a former Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. She was sworn in on September 1, 2011 for a term ending in 2023. In January 2019, she announced that she would retire from the Court effective September 1 of that year.[1]

Born in Buchanan County, Virginia, she received an undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary (1981) and her J.D. degree from the University of Dayton (1984). She formerly chaired the State Council of Higher Education and served as vice rector of the College of William and Mary. She served for more than eight years on the Virginia Court of Appeals. She is a breast cancer survivor.[2]

She became Dean of the Appalachian School of Law on September 2, 2019. She has since left this role, and is currently CEO of the Virginia Tech Foundation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cain, Andrew (2019-01-25). "Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan announces Sept. 1 retirement". Times-Dispatch. Richmond, Virginia. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "McClanahan Invested on the Supreme Court," Virginia Lawyers Weekly http://valawyersweekly.com/2011/09/02/mcclanahan-invested-on-the-supreme-court/
  3. ^ "McClanahan to serve as new law school dean". SWVa Today. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Lawrence L. Koontz Jr.
Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia
2011–2019
Succeeded by
Teresa M. Chafin