Henry Clinton Mackall, Esq., who was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia on the family ancestral property, was son of Douglass Sorrel Mackall, Jr. and Mildred Parker. Mr. Mackall married Mary Margaret Sullivan 21 June, 1952. She passed away December 2002. Mr. Mackall has three daughters, Caroline Clark, Nancy Sorrel and Lucy Parker. He enjoyed his one grandchild, Henry Daniel, immensely.
Educated in Washington and Virginia schools, Mr. Mackall served in the United States Army, 1945-46, with the 11th Airborne, stationed in Japan during the Occupation.
Mr. Mackall attended the University of Virginia where he completed his B.A. in 1950, and his L.L.B. in 1952. Mr. Mackall was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1951. He served as a practicing attorney in Fairfax, Virginia beginning in 1952, specializing in wills, trusts, estate planning and administration, and real estate. He was a Fellow of: The American College of Trusts & Estates Counsel, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and the Virginia Law Foundation.
Mr. Mackall was a member of the American Bar Association. He also held membership in the Virginia Bar Association where he served as Secretary of the Junior Bar Section (1959-1960), and as Regional Vice President (1963-1964). An active member of the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Mackall served on the Client Security Fund Board between 1976 and 1988 (Chairman 1977-1978); as well as the Tenth District Grievance Committee (1962-1965); (Chairman 1964-1965); and on the Board of Governors, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (Chairman 1973-1974). In addition, Henry Mackall served as President of the Fairfax County Bar Association from 1966-1967.
Furthermore, Mr. Mackall served as Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia, as well as Special Commissioner in Chancery for Audit Purposes for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia (1976 - to present). He was a substitute Judge for the Fairfax County Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of Fairfax County (1964-1969). Mr. Mackall served on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax County Chapter of the American National Red Cross; the McLean Bank, (1970-1984); Bank of the Potomac, Secretary (1988-to merger); F&M Bank, N.A. to merger; and on the Advisory Board of BB&T Corp. in the Fairfax Area (merger to 2004).
He was the Democratic nominee for Fairfax County for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1969; a candidate for Democratic Nomination to the Virginia Senate in 1971; a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fairfax Hospital Association (1966-1975). Mr. Mackall was a former member of the Executive Committee of the Georgetown Assembly.
Mr. Mackall was a member of the River Bend Golf & Country Club, having served as President from 1967-1968. He was also active in numerous historical societies, holding membership in the Maryland Historical Society, the Virginia Historical Society, the Northern Neck Historical Society, the Great Falls Historical Society, and the McLean Historical Society, where he served as President from 1990-1991. He was President of the Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia from 1970-1972, where he has also served as Treasurer.