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By Jessica Schweer, Docket Editor
Tom Davis, the Congressman for the 11th Congressional District of Virginia, which spans most of Fairfax and Prince William Counties, has agreed to serve as this year’s graduation speaker. Davis, a Republican who was initially elected to Congress in 1994, currently chairs the United States House of Representatives Government Reform Committee. Davis also serves on the Homeland Security Committee.
Davis was born in North Dakota, but moved with his family to Fairfax County, Virginia at a young age. He served as a United States Senate Page for four years and graduated as President of his class at the U.S. Capitol Page School. Davis received a B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from Amherst College in 1971 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975. Davis also attended Officer Candidate School and served on active duty in the Army. He also spent several years in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Prior to his election to Congress, Davis served for fifteen years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He was the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors from 1991-1994. Davis is the former Vice President and General Counsel of PRC, Inc., a McLean, Virginia based technology and professional services firm.
Melissa Milstead (4E), chairman of the SBA Graduation Committee, along SBA representatives Kim Stewart (4E), Jennifer Clarke (3D), Jon McKay (3D), are assisting with organizing this year’s graduation festivities and helped the GMUSL Administration select a speaker for the graduation ceremony.
George Mason University School of Law’s Graduation is on Saturday, May 20, 2006, 2:00 PM at Concert Hall on the Fairfax Campus. For more details, see 2006 Graduation Information for Students and Faculty.