Laurie C. Battle

Laurie Calvin Battle ( born May 10, 1912 in Wilsonville, Shelby County, Alabama; † 2 May 2000, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland) was an American soldier, lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


Laurie Calvin Battle graduated in 1930 at the Deshler High School in Tuscumbia (Alabama ). He then went to the Birmingham - Southern College in Birmingham ( Alabama), where he earned a Bachelor of Arts. Then he visited in 1934 and 1935 Vanderbilt University and the Scarritt College, both located in Nashville ( Tennessee). His Master of Arts he made in 1939 at Ohio State University in Columbus (Ohio ). He also visited in 1946, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Battle also pursued a military and political career. He served 1942-1946 in the U.S. Army and then 1946-1972 in the United States Army Reserve ( USAR ). During this time he worked as a farm laborer. In addition, he was in 1940 a professor at the Ohio State University. He also worked as an insurance agent and lawyer. Battle was elected to the 80th U.S. Congress and reelected to the three succeeding U.S. Congresses. He decided in 1954 against a candidacy for the 84th Congress, but ran unsuccessfully for a Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. Battle worked in the U.S. House of Representatives from 3 January 1947 to 3 January 1955. Then he was 1966-1976 as a staff director and legal counsel ( Counsel ) for the United States House Committee on Rules and worked 1976-1988 as Special Adviser for the United States League of Savings Associations in Washington, DC.

Battle died in 2000 in Bethesda (Maryland) and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.