Orval Faubus
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Orval Faubus

NameOrval Eugene Faubus
Date of birthJanuary 7, 1910
Birth placenear,&
Huntsville, Arkansas,&
United States
Death dateDecember 14, 1994(age 84)
Death placeConway, Arkansas,&
United States
SpouseCelia Alta Haskins (divorced)
Elizabeth Westmoreland (divorced)&
Jan Hines Wittenberg
ReligionSouthern Baptist
36th Governor of Arkansas
In officeJanuary 10, 1955-January 11, 1967
LieutenantNathan Green Gordon
Preceded byFrancis Cherry
Succeeded byWinthrop Rockefeller

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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 December 14, 1994) was the 36th Governor of Arkansas, serving from 1955 to 1967. He is best known for his 1957 stand against the desegregation of Little Rock public schools during the Little Rock Crisis, in which he defied a unanimous decision of the United States Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to stop African American students from attending Little Rock Central High School.
Despite his initial staunch segregationist stances, Faubus moderated his positions later on. He even endorsed the African American minister, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, in the 1984 Democratic presidential primaries. The nomination, however, went to Walter F. Mondale of Minnesota.

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Johnny and Becky Mitchum: a world-class runner and a world-class musician - Sherwood Voice Tweet this news
Sherwood Voice---Orval Faubus-. As he was eloquently introducing Faubus, the governor noticed something moving in John Henry's coat pocket and alerted him to it. ... - Date : Thu, 13 May 2010 18:57:35 GMT+00:00
Cinco de mayo en Arizona - Excélsior Tweet this news
Excélsior--Brewer, como en su tiempo hicieron -Orval Faubus- en 1957 en Arkansas, Ross R. Barnett en 1962 en Mississippi y George Wallace en 1963 en Alabama, éstos, ... - Date : Thu, 13 May 2010 08:19:36 GMT+00:00
Faubus' secretary donates papers to archives - Echo Tweet this news
Echo---Orval Faubus-, donated a large collection of the late governor's papers to the UCA Archives and Special Collections department on March 26. ... - Date : Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:29:46 GMT+00:00
Gov. Faubus' Former Secretary Donates Papers - UCA Today Tweet this news
UCA Today---Orval- E. -Faubus- to the White House following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. "I was overcome by a flood of memories of the ... - Date : Mon, 12 Apr 2010 18:29:47 GMT+00:00
Winthrop Rockefeller Legacy Weekend - KATV Tweet this news
KATV--Rockefeller became the 37th governor of Arkansas in 1967, succeeding -Orval Faubus-, who was best known for resisting federally-ordered desegregation efforts ... - Date : Thu, 15 Apr 2010 15:46:11 GMT+00:00
Lakes making names for themselves again - Log Cabin Democrat Tweet this news
Log Cabin Democrat---Orval Faubus- and Winthrop Rockefeller. But state parks gained fresh impetus under Gov. Dale Bumpers, who brought in Bill Henderson to head the Parks and ... - Date : Sun, 02 May 2010 22:32:42 GMT+00:00
Oklahoma legislators channel their inner Somali warlord - AlterNet (blog) Tweet this news
AlterNet (blog)--Arkansas' governor at the time, -Orval Faubus-, believed the Supreme Court's decision requiring schools to be desegregated was an “overreaching federal ... - Date : Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:29:24 GMT+00:00
Neo-Confederates and slow-motion sedition - The Daily News of Newburyport Tweet this news
The Daily News of Newburyport---Orval Faubus- deployed the ANG to prevent nine African-American students from attending Little Rock's Central High School. Virtually no national Republican ... - Date : Thu, 22 Apr 2010 08:04:39 GMT+00:00

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