William Francis Parkerson Jr. was an American lawyer and politician who served in both houses of the VIrginia General Assembly, rising to become the president pro tempore of the Virginia Senate .Early life, education and military service Born in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1920 to the former Katherine Murill and her husband, who became William F. Parkerson Sr. after naming his firstborn son after himself. Several generations of Parkersons were from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and his mother's family from North Carolina. After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in 1941, Parkerson became an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. He rose to the rank of captain, then served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S.Army Reserve and rose to the rank of colonel. Using the GI Bill, after his wartime service, Parkerson attended the Washington and Lee University Law School, graduating in 1947.Source: Wikipedia
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