Charlotte Y. Humphris

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Charlotte Y. Humphris

Electoral District Jack Jouett
Term Start 1989
Term End 2001
Preceded by C. Timothy Lindstrom
Succeeded by Dennis Rooker

Term Start 1996
Term End 1997
Preceded by Walter F. Perkins
Succeeded by Forrest Marshall

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 14, 1931
Date of death October 24, 2004 (age 73)
Place of birth Charlottesville, VA
Spouse Robert Humphris

Charlotte Yancey Humphris represented the Jack Jouett District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors for three terms from 1989 to 2001. Humphris died on October 24, 2004[1].

In 2005, the County's Whitewood Park was renamed Charlotte Yancey Humphris Park in her honor[2].

Charlotte Y. Humphris


Humphris was born on March 14, 1931 in Charlottesville. She graduated from Lane High School and attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg before graduating from the University of Virginia in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. While a student at UVa, she was the first Miss Charlottesville. She was married to Robert Humphris for 52 years[3].

Humphris was the first woman to serve as the chair of the Board of Supervisors. During her time on the Board, she served as Chair of the MPO Policy Board and also represented the County on the Albemarle-Charlottesville Jail Authority Board, the Planning and Coordination Council, the Historic Preservation Committee, and the Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee.

The Piedmont Environmental Council gave Humphris a "Lifetime Achievement Award" in 2002. That award cited her as "the most important factor in the protection of Albemarle County's rural areas and natural resources for the last quarter century."

Election history

Humphris ran in several elections for the Board of Supervisors in the Jack Jouett district.

1989 election

1993 election

1997 election

Humphris ran unopposed in 1997.

Candidates Votes %
Charlotte Y. Humphris 2,051 100.00

Brand portrait

An image of Charlotte Yancey Humphris as depicted by Frances Brand.