ROBB, Charles Spittal, (1939 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1989-2001
Party: Democrat


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

ROBB, Charles Spittal, (son-in-law of Lyndon Baines Johnson), a Senator from Virginia; born in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ariz., June 26, 1939; graduated public school in Fairfax, Va.; attended Cornell University, graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison 1961; received law degree from University of Virginia 1973; United States Marine Corps 1961-1970; law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals 1973-1974; began private practice of law in 1974; Lieutenant Governor of Virginia 1978-1982; Governor of Virginia 1982-1986; resumed the practice of law in Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1988; reelected in 1994 and served from January 3, 1989, to January 3, 2001; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2000; chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (One Hundred Second Congress); distinguished professor of law and public policy, George Mason University 2001-; appointed by President George W. Bush as co-chair, Commission on Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction 2004-2005; is a resident of McLean, Va.