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John Stewart Battle
Birth: Jul. 11, 1890
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1972
Charlottesville
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Virginia Governor. He attended Wake Forest College, received a law degree at the University of Virginia, in 1913 and proceeded to practice law in Charlottesville, North Carolina. During World War I, he served as a Private in the U.S. Army. After the war, he relocated to Virginia, continued to practice law, was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, (1930-34) and was a member of the Virginia Senate, (1934-50). In 1950, he was elected as a Democrat the 56th Governor of Virginia, serving until 1954. As Governor, he was an advocate of social reforms, pressed for additional funding for school construction, improvements in hospitals, expansion of local health centers and for raises in teachers' salaries. After leaving office, he was a partner in the law firm of Perkins, Battle and Minor and was appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to serve on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in 1959. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Wilson Battle (1853 - 1946)
  Margaret Stewart Battle (1864 - 1953)
 
 Spouse:
  Janie Lipscomb Battle (1899 - 1990)
 
 Children:
  John Stewart Battle (1919 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Stewart Battle (1890 - 1972)
  James Murphy Battle (1900 - 1977)*
  Hawthorne Dill Battle (1901 - 1984)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Monticello Memorial Park
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: PL
Record added: Feb 06, 2003
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John Stewart Battle
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015

- sniksnak
 Added: Feb. 27, 2015
Gov. John Stewart Battle Thank you for your service defending our families, kin and freedoms./GOD Bless You!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 15, 2013
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