Lucius H. Bracey, Jr.

Lucius H. Bracey, Jr.


Lucius H. Bracey, Jr grew up in Southside Virginia. From 1957 to 1961 he attended North Carolina State College (now North Carolina State University) graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was elected to Phi Kappa Phi (College Academic Honorary), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), and other honorary organizations. After graduation Mr. Bracey served in the US Army Air Defense Artillery followed by employment in the private sector.

He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law, was elected to the Virginia Law Review and the Order of the Coif, and was co-winner of the Lyle Moot Court Competition Cup.  In 1967 he received his law degree from the University of Virginia.

Upon graduation he joined McGuire Woods and Battle (now McGuire Woods), becoming a partner in 1972 concentrating in estate planning, estate and trust administration, and related taxes. He was elected to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He retired at the end of 2018.

During his professional career Mr. Bracey was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Martha Jefferson Hospital and served as Chairman. He became a Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Martha Jefferson Health Services Corporation, and a Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the MJH Foundation.

In addition to serving on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Bracey has held leadership positions in other community organizations including on the board of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (President), Community Attention Home (President), Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Garth Newel Music Center Foundation, and the Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Mr. Bracey was the Honoree and was awarded The Silver Hope Award by the MS Society at a Dinner of Champions for his contribution to the community.

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