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Battle, John Stewart

Born: 1890 AD
Died: 1972 AD
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1890 – John Stewart Battle was born 11th of July in New Bern, in Craven County, North Carolina.

1929 – Battle was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

1934-1949 – Elected to the Virginia State Senate.

1948 – Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1952, 1956, 1960, and 1968.

1950-1954 – Elected as Governor of Virginia.

1956 – Candidate for the Presidential nomination, eventually losing in floor voting to former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson.

1959 – President Eisenhower called on Battle to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, citing his moderate history on racism.

1972 – John S. Battle died 9th of April 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.

John S. Battle High School in Washington County, Virginia, built in 1959, bears his name.

Battle Hall at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind is also named for him.