John Howson Rust, Jr. (1947–2021)

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John Howson Rust, Jr. (also known as “Jack” to friends), died in Fairfax, Virginia on December 30, 2021. He was 74.

Married to his loving wife Sue for more than a half-century, Jack was a devoted father of three and grandfather of eight.

Jack graduated from Fairfax High School and earned both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia. Jack served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1980 through 1982 and from 1998 through 2002. He additionally served on the Virginia State Board of Elections and the Virginia Resource Authority. Most recently, Jack was Commissioner of Accounts for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia from 2006 until 2020.

Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts hailed Jack’s legacy as both a family man and public servant. “We are grateful to Jack for his long record of public service,” Chairman Knotts said. “Our hearts go out to his family and many loved ones.”

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