Robert F. Horan, Jr.

Robert F. "Bob" Horan, Jr. was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County from 1967 to 2007.

Horan graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland and took his law degree from the Georgetown University Law School.[1]

In 1965, Horan formed the practice of Dixon and Horan in the City of Fairfax.[1]

The 34-year-old Horan was appointed as Commonwealth's Attorney by Circuit Court Judge Arthur W. Sinclair to replace Ralph G. Louk on February 10, 1967.[1]

In August 1974, Horan's office began investigating allegations of criminal wrongdoing by officers of the Fairfax County Police Department.[2]


Horan was a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey.[1] Together with his wife Monica, Horan would father three sons, Robert F., III, Kevin, and Timothy.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Burchard, Hank. "Judge Appoints Horan as Louk's Replacement." The Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973): 1. Feb 11 1967. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Washington Post (1877-1996). Web. 23 Nov. 2012.
  2. Taylor, Ronald. "2d Fairfax Police Probe is Launched." The Washington Post (1974-Current file): 2. Aug 22 1974. ProQuest. Web. 23 Aug. 2014.
Preceded by
Ralph G. Louk
Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County
Succeeded by
Raymond F. Morrogh