Valentine, Lila Meade, 1865-1921

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Civic leader and reformer, of Richmond, Va.; b. Lila Hardaway Meade; married Benjamin B. Valentine.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1922. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 32584021

George Walter Mapp was born on 25 May 1873 to parents, Dr. John E. Mapp and Margaret Benson (LeCato) Mapp. In 1891, he received a degree of licentiate from the College of William and Mary. This qualified him to teach at the college while studying for a bachelor of arts degree. Upon graduation, he taught at Hagsett Military Academy in Danville, Kentucky. While at Hagsett, he attended classes at Centre College, Kentucky, graduating with a law degree in 1897.

Following graduation Mapp practiced law on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He entered into several partnerships, the first alongside his cousin Otho F. Mears. Upon its dissolution, he formed a partnership with his brother J. Brooks Mapp, which included an associate, Mr. Herbert Barnes.

Mapp served in the Virginia State Senate from 1911 to 1923 representing the thirty- seventh district, which encompassed Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne counties. As a Democratic politician, he was a leader in the temperance movement and fought for women's suffrage. Mapp ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 1918 and for governor in 1925 and 1929.

In his later years, he served as the chairman of the State Commission of Fisheries and on the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary.

G. Walter Mapp married Miss Georgia Richardson Quinby on 10 November 1900. She died within a year. On 9 November 1910, he remarried Miss Mildred Townsend Aydelotte. The couple had two children. Mapp died in 1941.

From the guide to the G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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creatorOf Richmond Education Association (Richmond, Va.). Papers, 1903. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth. Oral history interview of Mary Elizabeth Pidgeon [manuscript], 1976 November 12, 1977 March 26. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Meade family. Papers, 1837-1981. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Valentine, Lila Meade, 1865-1921. Papers, 1913-1922. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Meade family. Papers, 1886-1942. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941. Papers, 1895-1935. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn G. Walter Mapp Papers, 1895-1935. Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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associatedWith Bland, Schuyler Otis, 1872-1950 person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Cannon, James, 1864-1944 person
associatedWith Chandler, J. A. C. (Julian Alvin Carroll), 1872-1934 person
associatedWith Clark, Adéle, 1882-1983 person
associatedWith Coleman, George Preston, 1870-1948 person
associatedWith Coleman, Mary Haldane. person
associatedWith Equal Suffrage League of Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith League of Women Voters of Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Mapp, G. Walter (George Walter), 1873-1941. person
associatedWith Martin, Thomas S. (Thomas Staples), 1847-1919 person
associatedWith Mason, Lucy Randolph, 1882-1959 person
associatedWith Meade family. family
associatedWith Meade family. family
associatedWith Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton), 1859-1941 person
associatedWith National American Woman Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Pidgeon, Mary Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Pollard, John Garland, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Richmond Education Association (Richmond, Va.) person
associatedWith Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862-1939 person
associatedWith Trinkle, E. Lee (Elbert Lee), 1876-1939 person
associatedWith Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Valentine, Lila Meade, 1865-1921 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Richmond (Va.)
Virginia
United States
Subject
Women--Suffrage--History--20th century
Prohibition--Virginia
Virginia--Politics and Government
Women--Political activity--History--20th century
Women civic leaders--History--20th century
Occupation
Lawyers--Virginia--Correspondence
Practice of law--Virginia--History
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Birth 1865

Death 1921

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