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Virginia House of Delegates
Session 2012
Tata, Robert (Bob)
R - 85th District
District includes City of Virginia Beach (part)
Member from 1984

Committee AssignmentsLegislation
Education (Chair)
(Chair) (Cochair)
Commerce and Labor
Chief Patron
Personal Information
Born: January 27, 1930
Gender: M
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Catholic
Membership & Affiliation:
Church of the Ascension
University of Virginia (B.S.; M.S.)
Old Dominion University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (advanced endorsement)

Virginia Colleges and Universities:
Old Dominion University; University of Virginia; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Military Service:
USA (1954-56)
High school counselor and coach (retired)
University of Virginia, State Collegiate Batting Champion (1950); All Big Six Defensive Back (1951, 1952); All Big Six First Baseman (1951, 1952)
Leading Touchdown Maker, 48 points, 8 touchdowns (1952)
Orange Bowl, Miami, FL, selected for North-South Shrine All Star Football Game (1952)
Detroit Lions Twenty-first Draft Choice (1953)
Pepsi Coach of the Year (1966)
Coach of the Decade (1977)
Norfolk Sports Club, Coach of the Year (1980)
Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Legislator of the Year (1987)
Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Legislator Sponsorship (2001)
Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers, Legislator of the Year (2001)
Treasurers' Association of Virginia, Legislator of the Year (2001)
Virginia Beach Education Association, Friend of Education (2003-04)
Virginia Beach Professional Firefighters, Legislator of the Year (2005)
Virginia Recreation and Park Society, Legislator of the Year (2006)
Virginia Council for Private Education, Legislator of the Year (2006)
Virginia Association of School Superintendents, Outstanding Leadership (2006)
Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education, American Education Week Award (2006)