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Virgil H. GOODE, Jr.

(1946- )

GOODE, Virgil H., Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in the City of Richmond, Va., October 17, 1946; graduated from Franklin County High School, Rocky Mount, Va., 1965; B.A., University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., 1969; J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Va., 1973; Virginia Army National Guard, 1969-1975; lawyer, private practice; member of the Virginia state senate, 1973-1997; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1982; unsuccessful candidate for nomination as United States Senator in 1994; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and to the succeeding Congress, changed from a Democrat to an Independent on January 27, 2000; elected as an Independent to the One Hundred Seventh Congress and changed party affiliation to Republican on August 1, 2002, elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the two succeeding Congress (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2009); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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