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BATTLE (Soundex B340) — See also ABLETT, BATT, BATTELL, BATTLES, BATTLEY, BATTLIN, BATTLING, BEETLE, BETTLE, BOOTLE, BRATTLE, TALEB.

  BATTLE: See also George Gordon Battle Liddy — Archibald Battle Lovett — Kemp Battle Nixon — D. Battle Robinson — John Gill Shorter — Thomas Battle Turley
  Battle, Alfred — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Battle Axe: See Patrick Jerome Gleason
  Battle, Burrill Bunn (1838-1917) — of Lewisville, Lafayette County, Ark.; Little Rock, Pulaski County, Ark. Born in Hinds County, Miss., July 24, 1838. Lawyer; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Arkansas state house of representatives, 1871; justice of Arkansas state supreme court, 1885-1910. Died December 21, 1917 (age 79 years, 150 days). Interment at Mt. Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark.
  Relatives: Son of Joseph J. Battle and Nancy (Stricklin) Battle; married 1871 to Josephine A. Witherspoon (died 1899).
  Battle, C. I. — of Spanish Camp, Wharton County, Tex. Member of Texas state house of representatives 66th District, 1887-88. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, C. W. — of Edgecombe County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Edgecombe County, 1879-82. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Charlie — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 10th District, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Battle, Edgar — U.S. Consul in Acapulco, 1893-98; U.S. Vice Consul in Acapulco, 1898-1902. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Edgar (1856-1940) — of Seattle, King County, Wash. Born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., May 30, 1856. Democrat. Postmaster at Seattle, Wash., 1913-23. Died in Seattle, King County, Wash., December 30, 1940 (age 84 years, 214 days). Interment at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Wash.
  Relatives: Son of Nicholas Williams Battle (1820-1905) and Mary Ann (Cabaniss) Battle (1828-1900).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Battle, Elisha — of Edgecombe County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate from Edgecombe County, 1777-81, 1783-84, 1785-87. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Elizabeth — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Battle, George Gordon (1868-1949) — also known as "Mr. Chairman" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Edgecombe County, N.C., October 26, 1868. Democrat. Lawyer; law partner of Bartow S. Weeks, H. Snowden Marshall, and James A. O'Gorman; candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1916; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944. Member, Tammany Hall. Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was named after him. Died, following a heart attack, in a hospital at Fredericksburg, Va., April 29, 1949 (age 80 years, 185 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Turner Westray Battle and Lavinia (Bassett) Daniel Battle; married, April 12, 1898, to Martha Burwell Dabney Bagby (1869-1954).
  Epitaph: "Throughout a long and distinguished career as a greatly beloved and brilliant lawyer in the city of New York, he never failed to defend the helpless and uphold the rights of the poor and oppressed."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Battle, J. D. — of Texarkana, Miller County, Ark. Mayor of Texarkana, Ark., 1931. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Jacob — of Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C. Democrat. Member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Nash County, 1915-16. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, James S. — of Rocky Mount, Nash County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1876 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Jesse, Jr. (born c.1952) — of Washington, D.C. Born about 1952. Vocational counselor; Independent candidate for mayor of Washington, D.C., 1994. African ancestry. Still living as of 1994.
  Battle, John Stewart (1890-1972) — also known as John S. Battle — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in New Bern, Craven County, N.C., July 11, 1890. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1930-33; member of Virginia state senate, 1934-49 (27th District 1934-35, 26th District 1936-49); Governor of Virginia, 1950-54; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1952; member, Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1953-55; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1956. Baptist. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Freemasons. Died April 9, 1972 (age 81 years, 273 days). Interment at Monticello Memorial Park, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. Henry Wilson Battle and Margaret (Stewart) Battle; married, June 12, 1918, to Mary Jane 'Janie' Lipscomb (1899-1990); father of William Cullen Battle (1920-?).
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Battle, Joseph F., Jr. (1938-2001) — of Chester, Delaware County, Pa. Born April 28, 1938. Mayor of Chester, Pa., 1979-86. Died March 10, 2001 (age 62 years, 316 days). Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Joseph L. — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Battle, Kemp P. — of Wake County, N.C. North Carolina state treasurer, 1866-68. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Laurie Calvin (1912-2000) — also known as Laurie C. Battle — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born in Wilsonville, Shelby County, Ala., May 10, 1912. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1947-55; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1954; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956; candidate in primary for Governor of Alabama, 1958. Methodist. Member, Jaycees; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Kappa Phi Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Gamma Mu; Elks; Eagles; Lions. Sponsored Battle Act, which banned U.S. assistance to countries doing business with the Soviet Union. Died, at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., May 2, 2000 (age 87 years, 358 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Battle, Leonard Carrol — of Essexville, Bay County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Bay County, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Battle, Leroy — of Bellwood, Cook County, Ill. Candidate for mayor of Bellwood, Ill., 2005. Still living as of 2005.
  Battle, Lucius Durham (1918-2008) — also known as Lucius D. Battle; Luke Battle — of Washington, D.C. Born in Dawson, Terrell County, Ga., June 1, 1918. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; Foreign Service officer; personal aide to Secretary of State Dean Acheson; U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Republic, 1964-67. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Tau Omega; Phi Delta Phi; Council on Foreign Relations. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Washington, D.C., May 13, 2008 (age 89 years, 347 days). Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of Warren Lazarus Battle and Jewel Beatrice (Durham) Battle; married, October 1, 1949, to Betty Jane Davis (1924-2004).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Battle, Luke See Lucius Durham Battle
  Battle, Marion S. — of Roanoke, Va. Democrat. Postmaster at Roanoke, Va., 1937-38 (acting, 1937). Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Martha — Democrat. Presidential Elector for New York, 1932. Female. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Richard — of North Carolina. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee). Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Richard H. — of Wake County, N.C. North Carolina state auditor, 1864-65; appointed 1864. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Robert III — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Battle, Victor — of Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state senate 9th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Battle, Vincent Martin (b. 1940) — Born in 1940. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon, 2001. Still living as of 2001.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Battle, William Cullen (b. 1920) — of Charlottesville, Va. Born in Charlottesville, Va., October 9, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1962-64. Baptist. Member, American Bar Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Stewart Battle (1890-1972) and Mary Jane (Lipscomb) Battle; married, November 14, 1953, to Frances Barry Webb.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Battle, William H. — of Franklin County, N.C.; Raleigh, Wake County, N.C. Whig. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Franklin County, 1833-34; delegate to Whig National Convention from North Carolina, 1839. Burial location unknown.
  Battle, Wilma (born c.1942) — of St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn. Born about 1942. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.


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