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John Stweart Battle (July 11, 1890-April 9, 1972) was an American politician and Democratic Governor of Virginia from 1950-1954. Jump to: navigation, search July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Governor of Virginia serves as the chief executive of the Commonwealth of Virginia for a four-year term. ... 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. ...


John S. Battle was born in 1890 in New Bern, in Craven County, North Carolina. Battle was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1929, and to the Virginia State Senate in 1934, where he served until 1949, when he resigned upon his election as governor. Craven County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Battle was a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1968. In 1956, he was a candidate for the Presidential nomination, eventually losing in floor voting to former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. When the Virginia delegation was threatened with expulsion at the 1952 Democratic Party national convention for refusing to sing a loyalty oath to whomever the party nominated, Battle delivered a speech to the convention that forestalled explusion and helped prevent a split like the Democrats experienced in 1948. Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1952 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... Portrait of Adlai Stevenson Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American politician and statesman, noted for his skill in debate and oratory. ...


After his term ended, Battle went into semi retirement in Charlottesville, Virginia, although he did practice law. Battle did harbor political ambitions, and was prepared to run for the US Senate in 1958 if the incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd Sr., chose not to run for reelection. Former Governor (and then Congressman) William Tuck had the same ambitions, and Byrd chose to run again to avoid the political infighting that would result from a Battle-Tuck primary fight. Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated 1762   County Independent City Mayor David Brown Area  - Total  - Water 177. ... Jump to: navigation, search Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. ...


In 1959, President Eisenhower called on Battle to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, citing his moderate history on racism. Jump to: navigation, search 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... The Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) is an independent federal agency of the United States government. ... Jump to: navigation, search A black man drinks out of a water fountain designated for black people in 1939 at a streetcar terminal. ...


John S. Battle died in 1972, at the age of 81, and was buried in Monticello Memorial Park in Charlottesville. Battle will be remembered for his moderate civil rights record and his willingness to help fund public schools. Location in Virginia Founded  -Incorporated 1762   County Independent City Mayor David Brown Area  - Total  - Water 177. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... The term public school has two contrary meanings: In England, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word public is used much as in...


John S. Battle High School in Washington County, Virginia, built in 1959, bears his name. John S. Battle High School is a secondary school located in the Southwest portion of Virginia in Washington County. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ...

Preceded by:
William M. Tuck
Governor of Virginia
1950–1954
Succeeded by:
Thomas B. Stanley

 
 

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