Bill Text: VA HR232 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Edward Armistead Talman, M.D.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-2)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-04 - Bill text as passed House (HR232ER) [HR232 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HR232-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Edward Armistead Talman, M.D.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 4, 2019

WHEREAS, Edward Armistead Talman, M.D., a respected member of the Richmond community who touched countless lives through his work as a surgeon, died on October 31, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Edward Talman graduated from St. Christopher's School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia (UVA), where he excelled in academics and was active in campus life, serving as president of the UVA Student Council; and

WHEREAS, after receiving his medical degree from the UVA School of Medicine and completing an internship in Boston, Edward Talman served his country as a captain in the United States Army Medical Corps, then began a five-year residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, in 1966, Edward Talman returned to the Commonwealth and practiced general surgery with Surgical Associates of Richmond; he also served on the board of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals for 30 years and was chief of surgery at Johnston-Willis Hospital for 11 years; and

WHEREAS, Edward Talman offered his wise leadership to the Virginia Surgical Society and the Eastern Surgical Society as a past president of both organizations; he was appointed as a clinical professor of surgery at VCU Medical Center and coauthored two national continuing education examinations for the American College of Surgeons; and

WHEREAS, an avid outdoorsman, Edward Talman enjoyed skiing and sailing with friends and family, and his penchant for fly fishing took him on trips to Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand; and

WHEREAS, Edward Talman enjoyed fellowship and worship with the congregation of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, where he served on the vestry and was a senior warden; and

WHEREAS, Edward Talman will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of 44 years, Margaret; his daughter, Elizabeth, and her family; his stepchildren, Margaret, John, and Ann, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Edward Armistead Talman, M.D., an accomplished surgeon and a highly admired resident of Richmond; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Edward Armistead Talman, M.D., as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for his memory.