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Colgate W. Darden, Jr.

Colgate W. Darden, Jr.AKA Colgate Whitehead Darden, Jr.

Born: 11-Feb-1897
Birthplace: Southampton County, VA
Died: 9-Jun-1981
Location of death: Norfolk, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Jericho Plantation, Southampton County, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Educator
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Virginia, 1942-46

Military service: French Army (1916-17); USMC (Lt.)

Father: Colgate Whitehead Darden
Mother: Katherine Pretlow
Wife: Constance Simons du Pont (dau. of Irenée du Pont, m. 3-Dec-1927, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Colgate (b. 1930, d.)
Son: Pierre (d. 1959 while sailing)
Daughter: Irene

    University: University of Virginia (1922)
    University: Columbia University (1923)
    University: Oxford University (on a Carnegie Fellowship)
    Administrator: Chancellor, College of William and Mary (1946-47)
    Administrator: President, University of Virginia (1947-59)

    US State Department Delegate, 10th US General Assembly (1955)
    Governor of Virginia (1942-46)
    US Congressman, Virginia (3-Jan-1939 to 1-Mar-1941, resigned)
    US Congressman, Virginia (4-Mar-1933 to 3-Jan-1937)
    Virginia State House of Delegates (1930-33)
    Virginia Bar Association 1922


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