Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1923-1930
Assistant commonwealth attorney, Roanoke, Virginia, 1930-1933
Judge, Roanoke [Virginia] Hustings Court, 1933-1945
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1946-1948
Attorney general, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1948-1957
Governor, Virginia, 1958-1962
Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, April 16, 1962; no Senate vote
Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.