Virginia House of Delegates
Session 2005
Baskerville, Viola O.
D - 71st District
District includes County of Henrico (part); City of Richmond (part)
Member from 1998-2005

Committee AssignmentsLegislation
Health Welfare and Institutions
Science and Technology
Chief Patron
Personal Information
Born: Richmond, VA, October 29, 1951
Gender: F
Race: African American
Religion: Episcopal
Membership & Affiliation:
Episcopal Church
Make Women Count (advisory board)
Richmond Renaissance
Coalition of 100 Black Women
Ginter Park Residents' Association
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (statewide advisory board)
The Virginia Foundation for Women (board member)
Historic Richmond Foundation (advisory board)
National Council of Negro Women (life member)
Kappa Delti Pi International Education Honor Society (2003)
The College of William and Mary in Virginia (B.A.; 1973)
University of Iowa College of Law; IA (J.D.; 1979)
Virginia Colleges and Universities:
The College of William and Mary
Virginia Women Attorneys Association Advocacy (2002)
American Institute of Architects, James River
Chapter Citation (2002)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Responsible Choices (2002)
Omicron Delta Kappa, College of
William and Mary Chapter (2001)
Outstanding Domestic Violence Advocate, Richmond Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee (2001)
American Lung Association of Virginia
Excellence in Advocacy (2001)
Mary Ann Rennolds Award for Reproductive Freedom (2001)
Pi Lambda Theta International Excellence (2001)
National Council of Negro Women Vision,
Henrico Chapter (2001)
Golden Hammer-Margurite Crumley Preservation Award (2000)
Center for Women's Policy Studies National
Honor Roll of State Legislators (1999)
Flemming Fellows Leadership Institute, Class of 1999
YWCA Outstanding Women's Award, government (1998)
Fulbright (1973)