A Guide to the Judge Philip Trompeter Oral History Interview, 2009 Phillip Trompeter interview 00022965

A Guide to the Judge Philip Trompeter Oral History Interview, 2009

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Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library
Accession Number 00022965


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Repository
Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library
Accession Numbers
00022965
Title
Judge Philip Trompeter Oral History Interview, 2009
Extent
1 mini video cassette (DV camera) 2 hours, 17 min., sound, color; 1 transcript (51 p.).
Creator
Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Commission.
Language
English
Abstract
Oral history interview of Judge Philip Trompeter, Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court since 1983.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Judge Philip Trompeter Oral History Interview, 2009. Accession 00022965, Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

The interview was created for the Supreme Court of Virginia Archives by the Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Commission in 2009.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Commission was established in 2006 to preserve and promote the history of the court. Oral history interviews of retired Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals judges, other individuals associated with the court, and civil rights attorneys were begun in 2007. The project is ongoing.

Judge Philip Trompeter (b. 1952), was appointed Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge in 1983. Before that, he worked on revisions to the code on mental health issues. He was born and reared in Roanoke and attended New York University, where he earned a B.A. degree in 1974. He earned a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1977.

Scope and Content

In the interview of Judge Philip Trompeter, conducted by Cassandra Newby-Alexander October 9, 2009 (2 hours, 17 minutes), Trompeter talks about his early years in downtown Roanoke, where his parents operated a bakery; his parents, both of whom were first-generation Jewish immigrants to the U.S., and attending college at New York University and law school at the University of Richmond. He discusses his experience working on revisions to mental health legislation in Virginia in the early 1980s, his appointment to the bench, and his experiences as a Juvenile and Domestic Relations judge in Roanoke.

Index Terms

  • Domestic courts -- Virginia -- History.
  • Judges -- Virginia -- interviews.
  • Juvenile courts -- Virginia -- History.
  • Mental health laws -- Virginia -- History.
  • Newby-Alexander, Cassandra, 1956-.
  • Oral history interviews -- Virginia.
  • Roanoke (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.
  • Trompeter, Philip, 1952-.
  • Virginia -- Supreme Court -- Historical Commission.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Newby-Alexander, Cassandra, 1956-.
  • Trompeter, Philip, 1952-.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Roanoke (Va.) -- History -- 20th century.