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John S. Battle Professorship


The John S. Battle Professorship in Law was funded by Mr. Battle's family, friends, and colleagues. John Battle (Law '13) began his career as a partner in Perkins, Battle & Minor, precursor to McGuire Woods, LLP. As governor of Virginia, he directed grants for the construction of public schools. Mr. Battle died in 1972. His sons, John S. Battle, Jr. (College '40, Law '46), and William C. Battle (College '41, Law '47), were instrumental in creating this chair. Both are past Board of Visitors members. The younger John Battle is a director of the University of Virginia Foundation. William Battle was national chairman of the University's first campaign (1981-1984).

Julia D. Mahoney 2008-present

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