Archie D. Dabney

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Archie D. Dabney
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Dabney, ca. 1913

Councilmen of the Common Council
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Fourth Ward
Term Start September 1, 1904
Term End 1904
Preceded by G. W. Olivier
Succeeded by J. P. Ellington

Commonwealth's Attorney
City of Charlottesville
Term Start 1904
Term End 1911

Corporate Court Judge
City of Charlottesville
Term Start 1912
Term End 1955

Biographical Information

Date of birth 1879
Date of death 1955
Place of birth Albemarle County, Virginia
Place of death Charlottesville, Virginia
Spouse Lilian W. Funkhouser Dabney
Alma mater University of Virginia
Profession Court Judge

Archie D. Dabney (1879-1955) was appointed Charlottesville’s Corporate Court Judge in 1912, a position he held for forty years.


Archibald Douglas Dabney was born in Albemarle County, the son of University law professor Walter D. Dabney. He attended law school at the University of Virginia, elected on June 14, 1904 to the Common Council on Charlottesville’s City Council, serving until later that year when he became Commonwealth’s Attorney at 25. On February 2, 1912 he was appointed Charlottesville’s Corporate Court Judge, a position he held for forty years. In 1913, Dabney became the first President of the Chamber Board of Directors; today’s Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, with Mr. E. C. McCarthy serving as Chamber Secretary.[1]

Married to Lilian W. Funkhouser Dabney (1888-1955)

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  1. Web. Charlottesville Personalities, The Daily Progress, Thursday December 16, 1937

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