HJ649: Celebrating the life of Alexander Hoke Slaughter.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 649

Offered January 29, 2021
Celebrating the life of Alexander Hoke Slaughter.
Patrons-- Carr (By Request), Adams, D.M. and McQuinn; Senator: Hashmi

WHEREAS, Alexander Hoke Slaughter, an esteemed attorney and an active and beloved member of the Richmond community, died on October 5, 2020; and

WHEREAS, born in Charlottesville, Alexander Slaughter graduated from Woodberry Forest School and earned degrees from Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law; and

WHEREAS, Alexander Slaughter had a distinguished legal career as a partner with McGuireWoods in Richmond, supporting the firm’s insurance coverage practice and other services; and

WHEREAS, an engaged citizen who was dedicated to fostering the health and well-being of those in need, Alexander Slaughter served various organizations, including the St. James’s Children’s Center, the Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School, and the Peter Paul Development Center, and was president of the board of directors of Daily Planet Health Services; and

WHEREAS, Alexander Slaughter received many honors and accolades over the years in recognition of his meritorious service, including the Richmond Bar Association’s Hill-Tucker Public Service Award; and

WHEREAS, guided throughout his life by his deep and abiding faith, Alexander Slaughter enjoyed worship and fellowship with his community at St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond for many years, where he served in several leadership positions in support of the parish and diocese; and

WHEREAS, Alexander Slaughter will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary; his son, David, and his family; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Alexander Hoke Slaughter, a respected attorney whose unwavering kindness and generosity touched countless lives in the Richmond community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Alexander Hoke Slaughter as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.