Vance Wilkins General contractor

Shirley Vance Wilkins, Jr. (born August 12, 1936, in Amherst County, Virginia) is a retired American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1978-2002. In 2000 he became the first non-Democratic Speaker since the Readjuster Party controlled the House in the early 1880s. Wilkins was considered the driving force in the expansion of Republican House membership in the 1980s and 1990s, especially after he became minority leader in 1992. In his first term as Speaker, he oversaw the redistricting of the House after the 2000 census which led to an increase in the Republican majority from 52-47 (1 independent) to 64-34 (2 independents) after the November 2001 election. Wilkins' tenure as Speaker ended early in his second term. First, in March 2002, Republican Party of Virginia chair Ed Matricardi was accused of eavesdropping on a Democratic Party conference call. Republican state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore began an investigation, which soon expanded to include Wilkins' chief of staff, Claudia D. Tucker, and brought suspicion on Wilkins himself.

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Date of birth
August 12th, 1936


1. Virginia Tech Colleges/University

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech (VT), is a public land-grant university with the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, with other research and educational centers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, and internationally.

Institution info

Type Land-grant university
2013. 693 mil. $
2011. 590 mil. $
Institution colors
800 Drillfield Drive, 24061 - Blacksburg, Virginia
2013. 24,034
2011. 23,647
2010. 23,690
2009. 23,558
2013. 6,723
2011. 5,003
2010. 7,316
Acceptance rate
2012. 70.4 %
2010. 67.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 11.5 K $
2011. 10.5 K $
2010. 9.46 K $
2009. 8.61 K $
2008. 8.2 K $
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People attended Virginia Tech connected by profession and/or age

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