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Virginia Bar Association installs new president

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The Virginia Bar Association has installed John L. Walker III, a partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond, as its 126th president.

Walker is the third member of his family to serve as VBA president. His father, John L. Walker Jr. of Roanoke, was VBA president in 1983, and his grandfather, John L. Walker, also of Roanoke, presided over the association in 1947-48.

The new president’s one-year term runs until the association’s next annual meeting, in January 2015.

Walker succeeds Tom Bagby,  president of Woods Rogers PLC in Roanoke.

Harry M. “Pete” Johnson III of Richmond is president-elect of the VBA, and James P. Guy II of Richmond is chair of the Board of Governors.

Johnson is a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, and Guy is energy industry team leader at LeClairRyan.

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