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BATTLE, Laurie Calvin

BATTLE, Laurie Calvin
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1912–2000

Biography

BATTLE, Laurie Calvin, a Representative from Alabama; born in Wilsonville, Shelby County, Ala., May 10, 1912; graduated from Deshler High School, Tuscumbia, Ala., 1930; B.A., Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Ala., 1934; attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and Scarritt College, Nashville, Tenn., 1934 and 1935; M.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1939; attended University of Alabama, 1946; United States Army, 1942-1946; United States Army Reserves, 1946-1972; farm laborer; professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1940; insurance agent; professional advocate; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1955); was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate; staff director and counsel of United States House of Representatives Committee on Rules, 1966-1976; special adviser, United States League of Savings Associations, Washington, D.C., 1976-1988; died on May 2, 2000, in Bethesda, Md.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the Frank Murray Dixon Papers, 1924-1965, 6 cubic feet. Correspondents include Laurie Calvin Battle. Series descriptions and a container listing are available in the repository.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Oral History: Transcript in the Oral History Collection of the Association of Former Members of Congress. Restricted. Sound recording in the Library's Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Sam Rayburn papers, ca. 1822-2007, approximately 119 feet. Persons represented include Laurie C. Battle.
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