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Virginius Dabney

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Virginius Dabney, American author.

Background

Dabney, Virginius was born on February 8, 1901 in University, Virginia, United States. Son of Richard Heath and Lily Heth (Davis) Dabney.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Virginia, 1920. AM, University Virginia, 1921. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Richmond, 1940.

Doctor of Laws, Lynchburg College. Doctor of Laws, College William and Mary, 1944. Doctor of Humane Letters, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976.

Career

Teacher French Episcopal High School, 1921-1922. Reporter Richmond News Leader, 1922-1928. Editorial staff Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1928-1934, chief editorial writer, 1934-1936, editor, 1936-1969.

Contributor to New York Times, Dictionary American Biography, Encyclopedia British, London Economist. Spent 6 months in Center Europe in 1934 under grant from Oberlaender Trust. Lecturer on New South Princeton University session, 1939-1940.

Lecturer Fulbright Conference American Studies, Cambridge University, 1954.

Works

book Liberalism in the South book Below The Potomac book Dry messiah;: The life of Bishop Cannon book Virginia: The New Dominion, A History from 1607 to the Present book Virginia : The New Dominion book Virginia The New Dominion: A History from 1607 to the Present book Richmond: The Story of a City book RICHMOND The Story of a City book Across the years: Memories of a Virginian book The Jefferson Scandals: A Rebuttal book By Virginus Dabney - The Jefferson Scandals: A Rebuttal book Jefferson Scandals a Rebuttal book The Jefferson Scandals: A Rebuttal by Dabney, Virginus (1991) Paperback book Bicentennial history and roster of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Virginia, 1783-1983 book Pistols and Pointed Pens: The Dueling Editors of Old Virginia book Pistols and Pointed Pens: The Dueling Editors of Old Virginia book Liberalism in the South book Liberalism in the South book By Virginius Dabney - Virginia, The New Dominion (Virginia): 1st (first) Edition book The Last Review book Virginia: The New Dominion book Virginia: The New Dominion, A History from 1607 to the Present Paperback - February 1, 1989

Membership

Chairman advisory board United States History Society. Board directors University Press Virginia, 1966-1970. Chairman Governor's Statewide Conference on Education, 1966.

1st rector Virginia Commonwealth University, 1968-1969, trustee, 1969-1979. Member American Society Newspaper Editors (director 1946-1959, president 1957-1958), Southern Academy Letters, Arts and Sciences, Virginia History Society (president 1969-1972), Raven, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi (fellow) Clubs: Country of Virginia.

Connections

Married Douglas Harrison Chelf, October 10, 1923. Children: Douglas Gibson (Mistress James S. Watkinson), Lucy Davis (Mistress Alexander P. Leverty), Richard Heath World War II.