At the beginning of yesterday’s meeting of the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Donna Price announced the passage of one of the people who has held her seat representing the Scottsville District.
Lindsay Dorrier Jr. has died at the age of 79.
“He was raised in Scottsville, attended public schools, graduated from St. Christopher School Trinity College, enlisted in the army, graduated from infantry officer candidate school and served as military intelligence,” Price said.
Dorrier returned to the area to attend the University of Virginia School of Law. He was first elected to the Scottsville District on the Board in 1975 and was also elected as Albemarle’s Commonwealth’s Attorney. He also served as the director of the Department of Criminal Justice in the administration of former Governor Doug Wilder.
Dorrier returned to the Board of Supervisors in the election of 1999 and served two additional terms before retiring in 2011. That was also the year in which he provided the fourth vote to change Albemarle’s position on the Western Bypass in an event known locally as “the midnight vote.”
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