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John Stewart Battle (1890-1972)

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Creator:Sweeney, James R.
Title:John Stewart Battle (1890-1972)

Biographical entry on John Stewart Battle, segregationist, member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1930-1934), the Senate of Virginia (1934-1950), and governor of Virginia (1950-1954). In November 1957, Eisenhower appointed Battle to the new U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Battle resigned from the commission in October 1959. Includes images, a brief list of suggested readings, and a timeline.

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Subjects:Battle, John Stewart, 1890-1972 | Governors--Virginia--Biography | Segregationists--Virginia--Biography | Virginia--Race relations--20th century | United States, Virginia, 37.431573, -78.656894
Collection:Encyclopedia Virginia
Institution:Virginia Humanities
Contributors:Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Battle_John_Stewart_1890-1972