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Charles W. Beddow Telephone: (804) 748-2277 ext. 104
 Education and Background 
  • University of Virginia (engineering undergraduate studies)
  • University of Richmond (T.C. Williams School of Law - Juris Doctor Degree, September, 1965, Deans List - twelfth in a class of one hundred twenty-two at the end of the first year)
  • Substitute Judge for the General District Court, 1980-1986
  • Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court of Chesterfield County, 1970-present
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1984
  • Diplomat American Trial Lawyers, 1984-1989
Military Experience
  • Distinguished Graduate - Virginia National Guard Officer Candidate School (1960)
  • Fourth of a class of one hundred sixty in the Basic Field Artillery Officer course - Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • First in a class of seventy-five in Aerial Observer School - Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Sixteenth in a class of two hundred in the Artillery Career Officer's Course - Ft. Sill, Oklahoma
  • Retirement 1975 after fifty percent completion of Command and General Staff school by both in residence and correspondence school education
  • Last assigned as S3 - Operations and Training Officer for the 24th Artillery Group Headquarters
 Professional Associations 
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Lecturer)
  • Virginia Bar Association (Past member - Third District = Committee)
  • Richmond Bar Association (Past member - Judiciary Selection Committee)
  • Chesterfield-Colonial Heights bar Association (Past President - 1982), (member Committees on Domestic Relations and on Construction of the New Courthouse)
  • Richmond Trial Lawyers Association (Past President - 1975-76)
 Community Activities 
  • Past Committee Member - Chesterfield American Red Cross
  • Charter member and organizer of North Richmond Jaycees
  • Past member - Virginia Army National Guard - Major, Retired 1975
  • President, Pro-Am Teams, Inc.
  • Past Vestry member, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church
  • Thirty Second Degree Mason - Scottish Rite
  • Past member - Director's Staff, Acca Temple
  • Member - Masonic Lodge 161
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