I have heard that George Rawlings passed away yesterday in Fredericksburg. George was an extraordinary guy – member of the House of Delegates, defeated “Judge” Smith, the conservative Democcratic Congressman (Va-8) who bottled up civil rights legislation, Democratic standard-bearer against Harry Byrd in the 1970 Senate race, 8th District Democratic Commitee chair, Member of the DNC, and much much more. I’ll post additional details on George and post information re a memorial service when I receive it. We will miss him.
UPDATES: Obit from the Fredericksburg Paper.
Dave Kerr provides us with this article from 2005.
Memorial Service: April 26, this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Massaponax Baptist Church south of Fredericksburg. Address is 5101 Massaponax Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407. Thanks Craig for the notice.