Name: Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr.
Image Number: Photo Courtesy of Charlottesville Tomorrow, 07 May 2009
Comments: Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., of Scottsville has served for many years as the Democratic representative for the Scottsville Magisterial District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (1978-1981 and 2000-2011). In 1980, Lindsay was elected as the Commonwealth's Attorney for Albemarle County, a position he held from 1981-1990. In 1990, Lindsay was appointed to serve as Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, a post he served in until 1994. Lindsay also represented Albemarle County on the Rivanna Basin Commission. In 2011, Lindsay announced he would not see relection to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, citing his ongoing battle with Parkinson's Disease as one of the reasons.
Lindsay Gordon Dorrier Jr.
St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA
Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., was born on August 27, 1943, in Scottsville, VA. His mother was Anne Shirley (Bruce) Dorrier (1920-2014) and Linsay Gordon Dorrier, Sr. (1919-1996) of Scottsville. Lindsay, Jr., was raised in Scottsville, attended public schools, graduated from St. Christopher's School in Richmond, VA, and Trinity College. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School, and served in Japan in Military Intelligence.
Lindsay, Jr., returned home to attend the University of Virginia Law school and pursued his career as a lawyer and elected official. He has been a U.S. Army Reserve JAG Officer for 15 years. In 1990, Lindsay, Jr., was appointed to serve as Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, a post he served in until 1994.
Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., married Dorothea Jane Ikenberry (b. 1943, West Virginia) on February 14, 1962, in Charlottesville, VA. In 2022, Lindsay and Jane (Ikenberry) Dorrier reside in Scottsville.
In the 2003 book, Riverbanks to Mountaintops (published by the Literary Committee, Scottsville Council for the Arts), Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., contributed an essay on his high-jinks as a teenager--howling Mr. Brillman's dogs. He was working as a lifeguard at the Scottsville Pool. His parents were away, and his friend, John Star, was going to spend the night at Lindsay's house. On the way home after work, John suggested, "Let's go howl Brillman's dogs." Lindsay writes, "Brillman was an eccentric character whom I had heard complaining at the pool about the 'kids' waking up his dogs on a regular basis, and he was determined to do something about it." A boy would be dropped from a car nearby, and "then he would be transformed into a full-pitched hunting dog, squatting in the woods and raising his head in a high, mournful howl until all of Brillman's hunting dogs joined in, creating a god-awful chorus that sometimes lasted all night long." Lindsay says he was reluctant, but John talked him into it. John barely began to howl before he was back at the car, saying, "Get the hell out of here. Brillman's coming." There followed an exciting car chase. The boys got back home, closely followed by their intended victim. They ran into the house and doused the lights while Mr. Brillman hammered on the door. Finally he gave up and went away.
The howlers thought they were home free, but the next day the Albemarle Deputy Sheriff, Jim Higginsby, showed up with a warrant, charging them with disturbing the peace, a Class One Misdemeanor. Several weeks later the boys appeared in juvenile court before Judge Ready. Lindsay's distressed parents testified that he was a good boy and would never have done this if they had been at home that night. Their lawyer maintained that they were not disturbing the peace, but the dogs were, and that Brillman could not name a specific defendant. Judge Ready signed and swept the warrants into a desk drawer from which they never reappeared.
Lindsay points out that he later became a prosecuting attorney ahd practiced law in the same court where he was tried that day. He went on to serve several terms on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. So much for his early "criminal" career.
Lindsay points out that he later became a prosecuting attorney and practiced law in the same court where he was tried that day. He went on to serve several terms on the Albemarle County Board of Sujpervisors. So much for his early "criminal" career.
For more details of this story, check your copy of Riverbanks to Mountaintops (Scottsville Council for the Arts, 2003).
1) Birth Record of Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, 27 August 1943, Albemarle, VA; Certificate Number: 1943040067. Virginia, U.S., Birth Records, 1912-2015, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond, VA.
2) Certificate of Marriage, Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., and Dorothea Jane Ikenberry, Albemarle County, VA, State File No. 82-003505, 27 August 1943; Virginia Department of Health; Richmond, VA; Virginia Marriages, 1936-2014; Roll: 101168616.
3) Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, St. Christopher's School Yearbook, 1962, Richmond,VA, USA.
4) Lindsay G. Dorrier, Cvillepedia.org; see: https://www.cvillepedia.org/Lindsay_G._Dorrier,_Jr.
5) Obituary, Anne Shirley Dorrier Obituary, The Daily Progress, 15 October 2014, Charlottesville, VA.
6) Gravestone, Lindsay G. Dorrier, Sr.; see: https://scottsvillemuseum.com/wwii/veterans/lindsaydorrier.html
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The 2007 Image (at top) of Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., is from Cvillepedia.org; see: https://www.cvillepedia.org/Lindsay_G._Dorrier,_Jr.#Biography .
The 1962 Image of Lindsay Gordon Dorrier, Jr., is from the 1962 yearbook of St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA; Ancestry.com, U.S. School yearbooks, 1900-1999; St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA.
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