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Laurie Calvin Battle
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1955
Preceded by Luther Patrick
Succeeded by George Huddleston, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1912-05-10)May 10, 1912
Wilsonville, Alabama
Died May 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.


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 from 1942 to 1946 and the United States Army Reserve from 1946 to 1972. 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.


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

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United States 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.

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