Previous Richmonders of the Year 

The Young Black Male


Searching for hope

John W. Bates III


Real-estate attorney, downtown deal-maker

Gilbert M. Rosenthal



James W. Dunn


Executive director, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Jerry A. Oliver


Richmond police chief

Eugene P. Trani


President, Virginia Commonwealth University

Harold M. Marsh Sr.


Attorney and substitute judge

Paul DiPasquale and Tom Chewning


Artist, fund-raiser, Arthur Ashe monument

MCV Hospitals


James and Robert Ukrop


Grocery magnates and community leaders

Nina Abady


Director, Downtown Presents

Arthur Ashe


Humanitarian and tennis great

Marty Tapscott


Former chief of police

Mary Tyler Cheek McClenahan


Civic leader

Gov. L. Douglas Wilder

(1989, 1985)

Former governor and lieutenant governor

Barbara Grey


Fox School principal

Richmond Bureau of Police (1987)

Judge Robert R. Merhige Jr. (1986)

U.S. District judge

* awarded posthumously



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