Chuck Robb

United States Marine Chuck Robb

Charles Spittal "Chuck" Robb is an American politician. He served as the 64th Governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986, and as a United States senator from 1989 until 2001. In 2004, he chaired the Iraq Intelligence Commission.
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26 June 1939

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National Black Farmers Association Turns Twenty 25 with More Challenges Ahead
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Back in the 1980s and '90s it was a tragic but almost commonplace experience to read about foreclosure sales of black-owned farms in local newspapers. Acre by acre, black farmers were losing their hard-won land acre by acre because they were voiceless and largely powerless. These losses were made even sadder by the history of African Americans who hungered and struggled to own farms after working the lands of others for centuries when they didn't own even themselves. As one of those farmers straining to make a career in farming as my ancestors have done for generations, I realized that we could join forces to stop the disappearance of a black presence in agriculture. With others, I founded the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), now celebrating its 25th year of advocating for justice for minority farmers. I saw a need for a voice for those voiceless farmers who were losing land acre by acre. Today, with a quarter century of legal and legislative advances against off...
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Roanoke College Poll shows Obama, Kaine opening “significant” leads in Virginia
Roanoke.com - over 5 years
President Barack Obama Mitt Romney. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Roanoke College has just released a poll showing President Obama with an 8-point lead in Virginia and Democrat Tim Kaine with an even bigger 10-point lead in the Senate race. A few observations: * This is a poll of likely voters, not registered voters — that’s the type of sample you’d want to see at this point in the campaign. * This poll also includes cellphones, not just landlines — figuring out how to account for the growing number of people with no landlines has become an issue for pollsters around the country, so this puts Roanoke College ahead of the curve. * This poll was open for a pretty long period of time — Sept. 19 to 28; usually, you want to see a smaller window of polling, because so much can change over a longer window. * Historical note: The Roanoke College Poll was the first poll back in 1994 to pick up Chuck Robb’s late-campaign surge that took him past Oliver North. I remember at the time writ...
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Allen, Kaine to face off Saturday in Hot Springs
Roanoke.com - over 5 years
George Allen and Tim Kaine before their December debate at the state Capitol (AP Photo). It’s hard to imagine that a Saturday morning debate in the dead of summer can be a game-changer in a statewide election. But it is the dead of summer, so news-hungry reporters will flock to The Homestead resort in Hot Springs on Saturday and hang on every word exchanged between Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine in their high-stakes U.S. Senate race. The Virginia Bar Association, which holds its annual summer meeting in the Alleghany Highlands, is sponsoring the debate.  CNN’s Candy Crowley will serve as the moderator. This won’t be the first debate between Allen and Kaine. The former governors went head-to-head last December in front of state reporters and editors at the Capitol in Richmond. But the political climate has heated up along with the weather in the battleground state of Virginia, so let’s see if some rhetorical thunderbolts rumble though Bath County this weekend....
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Why Virginia's governors get distracted - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Other governors with bigger ambitions than their jobs were Democrats Chuck Robb and Doug Wilder. Robb wanted to parlay his marriage to a daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson to national office. Wilder, the country's first African-American governor,
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Big names, big fun slated for festival - West Branch Times
Google News - over 6 years
Her husband, Charles “Chuck” Robb (the two married in the White House) is a former governor and former US Senator of Virginia. President Johnson visited the Hoover Library not long after the 186 acres around it was named a national park
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Everyone Has a Story: Federal judge remembers World War II as child in Ventnor - Press of Atlantic City
Google News - over 6 years
Chuck Robb, D-Va., he co-chaired the Iraq Intelligence Commission from 2004-05, which found intelligence agencies made profound mistakes about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and needed to change their modes of operation. But Atlantic City is often
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Saint Luke's Health System names Estes as CEO - Kansas City Business Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Chuck Robb, Saint Luke's COO and CFO, will serve as interim CEO during the transition. “I'm thrilled,” Estes, 58, said in an interview. “I was very attracted to Saint Luke's. It's a large health system in a vibrant market, and I was particularly
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Aspen Institute: Bill Would Streamline Appointment Process - Roll Call (subscription)
Google News - over 6 years
We members of the Aspen Institute Commission to Reform the Appointments Process support the enactment of this bill: Bill Frist, co-chairman and former Senate Majority Leader; Chuck Robb, co-chairman and former Senator; Mack McLarty, co-chairman and
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Virgil Goode for President? - Washington Examiner (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
But he wasn't always an obedient Democrat, as he mounted primary challenges to then-incumbent US Senator Chuck Robb in 1994 and was part of a power-sharing agreement with state Republicans as they began their ascendancy under then-Gov
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Langford, Whelan make D-2 Senate NJ's race to watch - Shore News Today
Google News - over 6 years
Chuck Robb went on to win another six-year term, beating Ollie by a margin of 45 percent to 43 percent with Coleman siphoning off 12 percent of the vote. Warner actually endorsed Coleman over the Regular Republican (North). Robb was the son-in-law of
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أشهر الفضائح الجنسية للسياسيين الأمريكيين بالصور ! - iraq 4 all news
Google News - over 6 years
-فضيحة تشاك روب Chuck Robb : عضو ديمقراطي في مجلس الشيوخ, أتُهمَ بعلاقة غير شرعية مع ملكة جمال ولاية فرجينيا تاي كولينس, وهو ما أنكره عام 1991. -فضيحة كلارنس توماس Clarence Thomas : القاضي الذي عينه الرئيس الامريكي جورج بوش الأب, في عام 1991 أتهمَ
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New art gallery opens Friday - Fredericksburg.com (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
She interned for former governor and senator Chuck Robb while she was a student, and later ran a bridal boutique and owned a business called Regal Retreats, which designed themed children's bedrooms. She's currently studying leadership and management
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Chuck Robb Sex Scandal Figure Gets Her Wish - U.S. News & World Report
Google News - over 6 years
Chuck Robb, hubby of Lynda Bird Johnson, once told the Roanoke Times that she wanted to be known for being a do-gooder, not her naughty stories about Robb or her spread in Playboy. Now, 27 years later, the longtime child advocate who made a name for
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George Allen: Can he make a political comeback after 'macaca' moment? - WJLA
Google News - over 6 years
Chuck Robb. Allen's get-tough conservatism made him a landslide winner in the governor's race and allowed him to swiftly enact his pledge to abolish parole and reform welfare. He became the poster boy for years of subsequent GOP gains that,
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Public Policy Program announces new board members - William and Mary News
Google News - almost 7 years
Charles S. “Chuck” Robb, former Governor and Senator of Virginia. The Jefferson Program's MPP and AB degrees in public policy provide exceptional students with the rigorous professional skillsets required to improve policymaking at all levels of
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The Concord Coalition Board Members Support US Senate's Gang of Six - PR-USA.net (press release)
Google News - almost 7 years
The statement was issued by Concord Coalition co-chairmen, former Senators Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey, along with former Senator Sam Nunn, former Senator Chuck Robb, former Representative J. Alex McMillan, former Representative Timothy J. Penny,
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The Concord Coalition Board Members Support U.S. Senate's Gang of Six - Sacramento Bee
Google News - almost 7 years
The statement was issued by Concord Coalition co-chairmen, former Senators Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey, along with former Senator Sam Nunn, former Senator Chuck Robb, former Representative J. Alex McMillan, former Representative Timothy J. Penny,
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Local Shop turns 27 years old - Staunton News Leader
Google News - almost 7 years
When Governor Chuck Robb launched his We have it made in Virginia campaign back in the early 80s, two families in Staunton liked the sound of his slogan. When the Virginia Made Shop opened on April 27, 1984, it was with a local approach to the
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The McCain Doctrines
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Whatever their disagreements on policy, United States senators, even in today's hyperpolitical climate, are reluctant to impugn one another's motives or integrity. That's doubly true among those who experienced combat in the Vietnam War, a group that now includes four sitting senators -- the Republicans John McCain and Chuck Hagel and the Democrats
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 66
    A New York Times article on October 9, 2006, credited Robb with being the only member of the group to venture outside the American controlled "Green Zone" on a recent trip to Baghdad.
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    In 2006 he was appointed to serve on the U.S. President's Intelligence Advisory Board.
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  • 2004
    Age 64
    Following his two terms in the Senate, Robb served on the Board of Visitors at the U.S. Naval Academy, and began teaching at George Mason University School of Law. On February 6, 2004, Robb was appointed co-chair of the Iraq Intelligence Commission, an independent panel tasked with investigating U.S. intelligence surrounding the United States' 2003 invasion of Iraq and Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
  • 2000
    Age 60
    After two terms in the Senate and 25 years in statewide politics, he was defeated in a close race in 2000 by his Republican opponent, George Allen, who was also a former governor.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1994
    Age 54
    Following his re-election in 1994, Robb continued to promote fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense; he was the only Senate Democrat to vote for all items in the Republican Party's "Contract with America" when they reached the floor, including a Balanced Budget Amendment and a line item veto.
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    The 1994 Senate campaign was documented in the 1996 film A Perfect Candidate and Brett Morgen's Ollie's Army (where Robb is seen being heckled on the campus of James Madison University).
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    Despite being outspent 4-1, Robb narrowly defeated former Iran-Contra figure Oliver North in 1994, a poor year nationally for Democrats.
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  • 1993
    Age 53
    In 1993, he supported Bill Clinton's proposal to adopt the don't ask, don't tell policy on homosexuals in the armed forces.
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  • 1992
    Age 52
    In 1992, he was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and during his term, the DSCC raised record amounts of funding to elect seven new Democrats to the Senate.
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  • 1991
    Age 51
    In 1991, three of Robb's aides resigned after pleading guilty to misdemeanors related to an illegally recorded cell phone conversation of Virginia Governor (and possible 1994 Senate primary opponent) Doug Wilder.
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    In 1991, former Miss Virginia USA Tai Collins claimed to have had an affair with Robb seven years earlier, although her allegations were never corroborated and she offered no proof of the affair to reporters.
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    In 1991, he was one of a handful of Democratic senators to support authorizing the use of force to expel Iraqi forces from Kuwait.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 48
    Robb was elected in 1988, defeating Maurice Dawkins with 71% of the vote.
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  • 1985
    Age 45
    Virginia Democrats again won all three statewide offices in 1985, which was viewed as an endorsement of Robb's leadership while in office.
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  • 1981
    Age 41
    Four years later in 1981, Robb led all three Democrats into office by appealing to conservatives who were disenchanted with his Republican opponent J. Marshall Coleman's maverick style, winning 53.52% of the vote and defeating Coleman.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 37
    In the 1977 election, Robb was the only one of three Democrats running for statewide office to win that year, leaving him as the sole head of a political party that had not won a governor's race in a dozen years.
    In 1977 Robb won election as a Democrat for the lieutenant governorship of Virginia.
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  • 1973
    Age 33
    After the war he earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1973, and clerked for John D. Butzner, Jr., a judge on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 21
    Charles Robb was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of Frances Howard (Woolley) and James Spittal Robb. He grew up in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, Virginia. He attended Cornell University before earning a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1961, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on June 26, 1939.
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