Holland District Ruritans

Fellowship. Goodwill. Community Service.

Born:  March 27, 1907 in Nansemond County, Virginia

Died:  August 17, 1954 in Suffolk, Virginia





Ruritan National

National President – 1937

National Vice President – 1936

Board of Directors – 1938-1943


Holland Club

  • At the age of 30, he was the youngest President in the history of Ruritan


  • Attorney: 1929-1954
  • Commonwealth Attorney for Nansemond County: 1947-1954
  • Mayor of Holland: He was in his 2nd term at the time of his passing
  • Director of the Farmer Bank of Nansemond
  • Secretary of the Virginia-Carolina Peanut Corporation
  • Member of the Nansemond County and Virginia State Bar Associations



U.S. Navy

  • Volunteered for service IN 1940 and became a Lieutenant on an LST in the Pacific Theater during W.W. II and served for 3 Years.


  • College of William and Mary
  • University of Virginia Law School

[Source:  The Ruritan Saga – A History of the First Fifty Years of Ruritan by Robert H. Bailey, Russell Burgess & H.M. (Kit) Shaver, Jr. © 1983; The Tidewater News” (Franklin, VA), Aug. 19, 1954; “The Smithfield (VA) Times,” Vol. 38, No. 11, Aug. 26, 1954, p. 1, col. 5]