After serving 40 years in the Virginia House of Delegates, North Virginia Republican legislator Vincent F. Callahan Jr. died Saturday at age 82.
“I am saddened by the death of my friend, longtime Delegate Vince Callahan. Over 40 years of service in the House of Delegates, Vince did so much to strengthen the quality of life and the variety of educational and cultural opportunities across Northern Virginia,” Senator Mark Warner said in press release on Saturday. “His support and leadership were key to the growth of George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. When I had the honor of serving as Virginia Governor, I relied upon Vince for his sharp intellect and his bipartisan approach to fiscal responsibility,” the Virginia Democrat added.
Mr. Callahan was elected to the State legislature in 1967 and served as a key figure in Northern Virginia politics and played a major role in the growth of George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and the Wold Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
The Virginia legislator was born in Washington and graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He was also a Marine Corps veteran serving in the Korean War.