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Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr. (February 11, 1897 June 9, 1981) was a Congressman from Virginia (1933-37, 1939-41), Governor of Virginia (1942-46), Chancellor of the College of William and Mary (1946-47) and President of the University of Virginia (1947-59). He was a Democrat. He is the namesake of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1923. He was born on a farm near Franklin, Virginia. He served in the French Army and the United States Marine Corps Air Service during World War I and attended the University of Virginia before going on to Columbia Law School and then Oxford University. Before entering politics he was a lawyer. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1930 to 1933. He was a delegate for the United States to the United Nations General Assembly in 1955. He died at his home in Norfolk, Virginia. February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ... Chancellor (Latin: cancellarius), an official title used by most of the peoples whose civilization has arisen directly or indirectly out of the Roman empire. ... College of William and Mary The College of William and Mary in Virginia is a public, liberal-arts university located in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Website Virginia. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was founded in 1954. ... Jerome L. Greene Hall, home of the Arthur W. Diamond Library. ... Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Independent city Mayor James P. Councill Area  - Total  - Water 21. ... World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas. ... Jerome L. Greene Hall, home of the Arthur W. Diamond Library. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... Norfolk is a city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States of America. ...


As governor, he reorganized Virginia's civil defense, reformed the penal system, and created a pension plan for state employees and teachers.



Preceded by:
James H. Price
Governor of Virginia
1942–1946
Succeeded by:
William M. Tuck


James Hubert Price (1878 - 1943) was a American politician. ... This is a list of Governors of Virginia since Virginia became a U.S. state following the American Revolutionary War. ... William M. Tuck (1896-1983) served as Governor of Virginia from 1946 to 1950 as a Democrat. ...


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Colgate Darden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia was named for him.
Darden was born on a farm near Franklin, Virginia and served in the French Army and the United States Marine Corps Air Service during World War I.
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Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr., served in the House of Delegates from 1930 to 1933 representing Norfolk, then as a Congressman from 1933 to 1937 when he lost a race for reelection.
Darden was elected Governor in 1941 and served from 1942 to 1946.
Darden's basic agreement with the Gray Commission plan meant that he would not move very far toward school desegregation, yet he never advocated defiance of federal court orders or "massive resistance." Instead, Darden worked quietly to protect the public school systems local initiative during the school closing crisis.
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