World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Owen B. Pickett

Article Id: WHEBN0006736661
Reproduction Date:

Title: Owen B. Pickett  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: United States House of Representatives elections, 1988, United States congressional delegations from Virginia, United States House of Representatives elections, 1994, United States House of Representatives elections, 1992, United States House of Representatives elections, 1996
Collection: 1930 Births, 2010 Deaths, Democratic Party Members of the United States House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairs, Members of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, Members of the Virginia House of Delegates, People from Richmond, Virginia, University of Richmond School of Law Alumni, Virginia Democrats, Virginia Lawyers, Virginia Tech Alumni
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Owen B. Pickett

Owen B. Pickett
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by G. William Whitehurst
Succeeded by Edward Schrock
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 81st district
In office
January 12, 1983 – December 30, 1986
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by Glenn R. Croshaw
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 38th district
In office
January 13, 1982 – January 12, 1983
Succeeded by Nora Anderson Squyres
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 40th district
In office
January 12, 1972 – January 13, 1982
Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia
In office
1980–1982
Personal details
Born (1930-08-31)August 31, 1930
Richmond, Virginia
Died October 27, 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 80)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Virginia Tech (B.S.)
University of Richmond (LL.B.)
Profession Politician, lawyer
Religion Baptist

Owen Bradford Pickett (August 31, 1930 – October 27, 2010) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Congressional career 2
    • Electoral history 2.1
  • Death 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Pickett was born in Richmond, Virginia on August 31, 1930. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1952 and the University of Richmond School of Law in 1955. Pickett was admitted to the Virginia State bar in 1955, and practiced law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Pickett served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1972 until 1986. During this time, he also served as chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia from 1980 until 1982.[1]

Congressional career

Pickett was elected to Congress in 1986 and represented Virginia's 2nd congressional district from January 3, 1987 until January 3, 2001. He was not a candidate for reelection to the 107th Congress. The Owen B. Pickett U.S. Custom House in Norfolk, Virginia was named in his honor in 2001.

Electoral history

  • 1986; Pickett defeated Republican A. Joe Canada, Jr. and Independent Stephen P. Shao, winning 49.48% of the vote.
  • 1988; Pickett defeated Republican Jerry R. Curry and Independents Stephen P. Shao and Robert A. Smith, winning 60.55% of the vote.
  • 1990; Pickett defeated Independent Harry G. Broskie, winning 77.61% of the vote.
  • 1992; Pickett defeated Republican J.L. Chapman, winning 56.03% of the vote.
  • 1994; Pickett defeated Republican Chapman, winning 59.05% of the vote.
  • 1996; Pickett defeated Republican John F. Tate, winning 57.72% of the vote.
  • 1998; Pickett was unopposed for re-election in 1998.

Death

Pickett died on October 27, 2010 after several years of ill health.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Former Va congressman Owen Pickett dies at 80".  

External links

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
G. William Whitehurst
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

1987–2001
Succeeded by
Edward Schrock


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.