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  Darden, Jr., Colgate W.
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NameColgate W. Darden, Jr.
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Norfolk, Virginia , United States
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Born February 11, 1897
DiedJune 09, 1981 (84 years)
ContributorThe Sunset Provision
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Feb 22, 2016 04:06pm
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InfoDemocratic Congressman from Virginia (1933-37, 1939-41), Governor of Virginia (1942-46), Chancellor of the College of William and Mary (1946-47) and the third President of the University of Virginia (1947-59). The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration of the University of Virginia was named for him.

Darden was born on a farm near Franklin, Virginia and served in the French Army and the United States Marine Corps Air Service during World War I. He later attended the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, before going on to Columbia Law School (grad. 1923) and then Oxford University. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1930 to 1933 and a U.S. delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 1955. He died in 1981 at his home in Norfolk, Virginia.

As governor, he reorganized Virginia's civil defense, reformed the penal system, and created a pension plan for state employees and teachers.




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  11/04/1941 VA Governor Won 80.58% (+62.70%)
  08/05/1941 VA Governor - D Primary Won 76.58% (+62.42%)
  11/05/1940 VA - District 02 Won 99.96% (+99.92%)
  11/08/1938 VA - District 02 Won 87.23% (+75.00%)
  08/02/1938 VA District 2 - D Primary Won 50.78% (+4.33%)
  08/04/1936 VA District 2 - D Primary Lost 47.27% (-5.47%)
  11/06/1934 VA - District 02 Won 76.14% (+53.36%)
  11/08/1932 VA At-Large Won 8.17% (-0.10%)
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