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 John Stewart Battle

John Stewart Battle

Birth
New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death 9 Apr 1972 (aged 81)
Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Burial Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7154728 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: PL
  • Added: 6 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7154728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Stewart Battle (11 Jul 1890–9 Apr 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7154728, citing Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .