Jessie Menifield Rattley Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Business Education.with honours, Hampton University, 1951. Postgraduate, Hampton Institute, 1962. Postgraduate, International Business Machines Corporation Data Processing School, 1960.
Postgraduate, LaSalle Extension University, 1955.
Teacher, Huntington High School, Newport News, Virginia, 1951-1952; owner, operator, Peninsula Business College, Newport News, 1952-1985; hospital administrator, Newport News General Hospital, from 1986; fellow Institute Politics John F. Kennedy School Government, Harvard University, 1990; senior lecturer political science, Hampton U. Elected mayor of Newport News, 1986-1990.
Member National League Cities, board directors, 1975, Second vice president, 1977, 1st vice president, 1978, president, 1979-1990, active various committees and task forces. Active on advisory boards and committees State Democratic Party. Member executive committee Virginia Black Elected Officials Organization, Virginia Municipal League, 1974, Second vice president, 1976, 1st vice president, 1977, president, 1979.
Chair state advisory committee United States Civil Rights Commission. Appointed trustee Virginia Veterinary Care Facility.
Married Robert L. Rattley. Children: Florence, Robin.