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Richard Henry Battle, American lawyer. member Committee on Canons in all General Convs; member State Dem; member North Carolina Ho.


Battle, Richard Henry was born on December 3, 1835 in Louisburg, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Horn (Doctor of Laws) and Lucy Martin (Plummer) B.


Brother of Kemp Plummer B. Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1854, A.M., 1856. Bachelor of Laws, 1858 (Doctor of Laws, 1895).


Engaged in practice of law, December 1858. Was clerk and master in equity, 1861-1862. Entered C.S.A. as First lieutenant.

Appointed captain quartermaster, but resigned, for ill health, before getting commission. Successively private secretary to Governor Z. B. Vance of North Carolina, and state auditor, 1862-1865. Since war in practice of law at Raleigh, North Carolina President and attorney North Carolina Home Insurance Company.

Director and attorney Citizens’ National Bank of Raleigh, Raleigh Cotton Mill, Neuse River Mills. President trustees of Rex Hospital, Raleigh Cemetery Association, Rainey Library. Trustee, secretary and treasurer University of North Carolina.

Trustee and attorney St. Mary’s School, Raleigh. Appointed judge superior courts of North Carolina, 1886, but declined. Episcopalian; delegate and member Committee on Canons in all General Convs.

Protestant Episcopal Church, 1889-1910. Democrat; for many years member State Democratic Committee of North Carolina (chairman 1884-1888). Member North Carolina House of Representatives, 1911 (chairman judiciary committee).

Home: Raleigh, North Carolina.


Member Committee on Canons in all General Convs. Member State Dem; member North Carolina Ho.


Married Annie Ruffin Ashe, November 28, 1860 (died 1883).

William Horn Battle

Annie Ruffin Ashe