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Laurie C. Battle

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Laurie Calvin Battle
Laurie Battle.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byLuther Patrick
Succeeded byGeorge Huddleston, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1912-05-10)May 10, 1912
Wilsonville, Alabama
DiedMay 2, 2000(2000-05-02) (aged 87)
Bethesda, Maryland

Laurie Calvin Battle (May 10, 1912 – May 2, 2000) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

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Born in Wilsonville, Alabama, Battle graduated from Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama in 1930.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, 1934. He attended Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Scarritt College, Nashville, Tennessee, 1934 and 1935. He received a Master of Arts from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1939.

He attended the University of Alabama in 1946. He was in the United States Army Air Forces from February 19, 1942 to March 6, 1946 and served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.[1] He was in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1946 to 1972 and retired as a colonel.[1] He worked as a farm laborer, as a professor at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1940, as an insurance agent, and as a professional advocate.

Battle was elected as a Democrat to the 80th and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1955. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate. He served as staff director and counsel of the House Rules Committee from 1966 to 1976. He served as special adviser to the United States League of Savings Associations, Washington, D.C. from 1976 to 1988.

He died on May 2, 2000, in Bethesda, Maryland, and is interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


  • United States Congress. "Laurie C. Battle (id: B000242)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

  1. ^ a b Patterson, Michael Robert. "Laurie Calvin Battle", Arlington National Cemetery Website. Retrieved April 26, 2021.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Luther Patrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
George Huddleston, Jr.
This page was last edited on 26 April 2021, at 12:37
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