George Latham Fletcher (1874-1929;[1] from Warrenton, Virginia)[2] was conductor of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1897-1898 season. He was also a member during the Glee Club 1895-1896 season. While a law student at the University of Virginia, he was a member of the V.V.V. Dramatic Club, the College Choir, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Phi, Eli Banana, and the Z Society.[3][4]

Graduating in 1898, he practiced law, served as judge (in the 28th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, in Warrenton) as well as two terms as state senator,[5] and is mentioned in the correspondence of the Board of Visitors in 1916 and 1918.[6] He remained active in the Alumni Association, serving as the secretary and treasurer of the Fauquier County chapter around 1908.[7] Possibly the most memorable case over which he presided as judge was the divorce of future Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson from her first husband, in 1927.[8]


  1. "George Latham Fletcher". Find-a-Grave. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  2. University of Virginia Catalog, 1897-1898. p. 39.;;toc.depth=100;brand=default;query=fletcher. 
  3. Corks and Curls. 11. 1897. pp. 42ff. 
  4. Corks and Curls. IX. 1896. p. 54. 
  5. Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi. 1917. pp. 688,809. 
  6. Board of Visitors minutes. 1918-11-26. pp. 254ff.;;toc.depth=100;brand=default;query=fletcher. 
  7. University of Virginia Record. I. February 1908. p. 240.;;toc.depth=1;;brand=default;query=fletcher#1. 
  8. King, Greg (1999). The Duchess of Windsor: The Uncommon Life of Wallis Simpson. p. 70.