Edmund P. Shevlin

Thursday, September 30, 2010; 9:45 PM

Edmund P. Shevlin, who served as vice president and general counsel of First Virginia Bank from 1969 to 1980, died Sept. 17 of lung cancer at Washington Hospital Center. He was 79.

In retirement, Mr. Shevlin taught business law for two years at St. Bonaventure University in western New York before returning to Virginia to open a general private practice. He divided his time between McLean and Warsaw, a town in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Edmund Paul Shevlin was born near Philadelphia and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1954 with bachelor's degrees in economics and commerce as well as a law degree. He joined the Army as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps and served in Korea for two years. After returning to the United States, he continued to serve in the Army Reserve for several years. He moved to Washington in 1958 for a job with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mona Bruno Shevlin of McLean and Warsaw; two daughters, Suzanne S. Edwards of Warsaw and Janelle B. St. Croix of Waldorf; and a brother.

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