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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III

First African American Mayor of Portsmouth, Virginia

 
 
Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III Marker
Inscription.  
Born on November 24, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. James W. Holley, Jr.

First elected to City Council June 11, 1968.

First elected to Vice Mayor July 18, 1978.

First elected to Mayor May 1, 1984.

Mayor of Portsmouth from July 1984 to December 1987. Mayor from July 1996 to present.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 36° 50.304′ N, 76° 18.286′ W. Marker is in Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on North Street just east of Green Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 622 North St, Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincolnsville (a few steps from this marker); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruth Brown (within shouting distance of this marker);

Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Birthplace of Dr. James W. Holley III
Richard Dale, U.S.N. (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John's Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olde Towne.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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