Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement following news of the passing of former Congressman William Wampler, Sr.
“William Wampler, Sr. passed away last night at his home in Bristol. At the age of twenty-six, he had already served in World War II and been elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he championed the causes of his constituents in Southwest Virginia throughout his distinguished career of public service. I have personally been touched by the passion the Wampler family has for Virginia and for creating opportunity for all of the people of the Southwest. As I offer my deepest sympathies to his family and his many friends for their loss, William Wampler, Sr.’s legacy and the fruits of his years of public service to Southwest Virginia will be remembered and cherished for generations to come.”