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Laurie Calvin BATTLE

(1912-2000)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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