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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Franklin P. Backus Courthouse

Dedicated in his honor November 17, 1989

 
 
Franklin P. Backus Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018
1. Franklin P. Backus Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  
University of Virginia, LLB
1936

Admitted to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
1936

United States Naval Reserve Officer, World War II
1942-1946

Mayor and Member of City Council of City of Alexandria
1949-1952

Judge of Corporation Court of City of Alexandria
1952-1973

Chief Justice of Circuit Court of City of Alexandria
1973-1979

Chairman and Member of Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission
1971-1977

A lifetime devoted to the pursuit of Justice and service to his fellow man

 
Erected 1989.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 38° 48.275′ N, 77° 2.719′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from King Street east of South St. Asaph Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Franklin P. Backus Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018
2. Franklin P. Backus Courthouse Marker
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Franklin P. Backus Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018
3. Franklin P. Backus Courthouse
Alexandria Courthouse Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018
4. Alexandria Courthouse Dedication Plaque
Courthouse Square Gadsby Commercial Urban Renewal Project Phase III image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 30, 2018
5. Courthouse Square Gadsby Commercial Urban Renewal Project Phase III
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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