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Transcript of Orval Faubus
Orval Faubus was born in Madison County,Arkansas in the Ozark Mountain region on January 7,1910. His parents were John Samuel and Addie Joslin Faubus. His father was a self educated farmer.
He married Alta Haskins in 1931. He had only one son and his name was Farrell. Faubus and Alta divorce in 1969. Then Faubus married a woman named Elizabeth Westmoreland soon after. In,1976, his only son, Farrell, commited suicide. Then in 1983, Elizabeth was murdered in Houston,Texas where she was waiting to divorce Faubus. Faubus and Jan Hines,who was a teacher, married in 1986 and he lived with her in Conway. He died on December 14, 1994 from prostate cancer and was buried in Madison County.
Orval's father named his three son for socialist heroes. Orval's middle name for Eugene V. Debs.
Faubus Served six consecutive terms as Arkansas's governor.
He was Arkansas's 36th govener.
Orval Faubus is widely remembered for his attempt to block the desegregation of Little Rock's central High School in 1957.
Born:January 7, 1910
Death:December 14, 1994
Orval Eugene Faubus
Education and Work
Mr. Faubus went to Commonwealth Colledge for 3 months. At the age of 28, Faubus ran for and was elected as Madison County's circuit clerk and recorder remained a politician for the rest of his life. Later in his life he served as an Army Intelligence Officer in WWII and left as a Major.
Eugene V. Debs