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Thomas Stokeley Coleman Jr.Roster ID 10096
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1931|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Thomas Stokeley Coleman Jr., Class of 1931: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 26, 1910 in Spotsylvania Court House, Va. Father- Thomas Stokeley Coleman; Mother- Alice Teasdale Graves. Pat. Grandfather- Solon T. Coleman; Pat. Grandmother- Nannie Blaydes. Mat. Grandfather- Lee J. Graves; Mat. Grandmother- Lillian Gertrude Brockman. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 12, 1927; Graduated- June 11, 1931 ranking 7th in a class of 21. Careers: Teacher at R.E. Lee High School, Spotsylvania Court House, VA. T. Stokeley Coleman was appointed commonwealth's attorney in 1943 and held the post until he resigned 1962, taking a short leave of absence to serve in World War II. He then worked in private practice with his son-in-law James E. Jarrell Jr. and friend Ronald L. Hicks until 1976, when he was appointed county attorney, a position he held until 1980. He was popular among his peers. The Fredericksburg Area Bar Association passed a resolution on Jan. 24, 1983, that honored him for promoting harmonious relationships and setting standards of fairness and ethics for local lawyers. Coleman died of cancer on June 7, 1983. The artist who painted his portrait, Marion Simonson, died in 2003.|