Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994

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Dates:
Birth 1910-01-07
Death 1994-12-14
English

Biographical notes:

34th governor of Arkansas. Faubus was born in the Ozark Mountain community of Greasy Creek; taught school in rural communities (1928...1939); worked as an itinerant farm laborer and lumberjack (1931...1935); briefly attended Commonweath College, the radical labor school at Mena (Polk County) Arkansas (1935); was elected to two terms as Madison County Circuit Clerk and Recorder; served in the U.S. Army as an enlisted man and subsequently as a commissioned officer in Europe (1942-1946); was Huntsville, Ark. postmaster (1946-47, 1953-54); edited and published the weekly Madison County Record newspaper (1947-1967); was a member of the Arkansas Highway Commission (1949-1951) and Director of Highways (1952-1953); was elected to six consecutive terms (1955-1967) as Governor of Arkansas, and attracted international attention for his controversial role in the Little Rock Central High School racial desegregation crisis (1957-1959); subsequently sought, unsuccessfully, election to the gubernatorial office again in 1970 and 1974; and who published accounts of his military experiences, In This Faraway

From the description of Orval Eugene Faubus papers, 1910-1978. (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville). WorldCat record id: 29192743

Governor of Arkansas.

From the description of Reminiscences of Orval Eugene Faubus : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528478

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  • Governors--Interviews
  • Governor
  • Television advertising
  • Radio advertising
  • African Americans--Segregation
  • Advertising, political
  • School integration
  • Segregation in education
  • African Americans--Education

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  • Arkansas--Little Rock (as recorded)
  • Arkansas--Little Rock (as recorded)
  • Arkansas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)