Fred Quayle

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Fred Quayle
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 13th district
In office
January 8, 1992 – January 11, 2012
Preceded by Johnny Joannou
Succeeded by Dick Black
Personal details
Born Frederick MacDonald Quayle
(1936-02-16) February 16, 1936 (age 81)
Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Brenda
Residence Suffolk, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A.)
University of Richmond (LL.B.)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian

Frederick MacDonald "Fred" Quayle (born February 16, 1936, in Suffolk, Virginia) is an American politician and former Republican State Senator who represented the 13th District in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His district included parts of the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hopewell, Portsmouth, Suffolk, all of Surry County and parts of Isle of Wight and Southampton counties. Quayle has been reelected four consecutive times since he was first elected in 1991. Senator Quayle currently sits on the following committees: Courts of Justice, Education and Health, Finance, Rules, and Local Government, for which he is the Chair. On November 6, 2007, Quayle defeated his Democratic opponent, Steve Heretick, by a margin of over 18%. He retired in 2013.


Quayle grew up in Suffolk and graduated from Suffolk High School in 1954. He earned a B.A. in economics at the University of Virginia in 1959, where he was an accomplished lacrosse player and a member of the now defunct Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. Quayle studied law at T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and earned his LL.B. in 1966. He currently resides in Suffolk.

He also teaches Political Science at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.


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