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Paul Seward TRIBLE, Jr.

(1946- )
Senate Years of Service:
1983-1989
Party:
Republican

TRIBLE, Paul Seward, Jr., a Representative and Senator from Virginia; born in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Md., December 29, 1946; attended public and private schools in New Orleans, La., and Clark’s Summit, Pa.; graduated, Hampden-Sydney College 1968; graduated, Washington and Lee Law School, Lexington, Va., 1971; admitted to the Virginia bar in 1971 and commenced practice in Alexandria; served as law clerk in the United States District Court for Eastern Virginia 1971-1972; assistant United States attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia 1972-1974; Commonwealth’s attorney, Essex County, Va., 1974-1976; appointed to Virginia Law Enforcement Officers Training and Standards Commission 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; reelected to the Ninety-sixth and Ninety-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives in 1982, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1982, and served from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1989; not a candidate for reelection in 1988; president, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia, 1996-present.

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

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