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Barry and Bill Battle

 
 
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By Kevin W., September 16, 2016
1. Barry and Bill Battle Marker
Inscription. The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital is named for Barry W. and William C. "Bill" Battle, longtime supporters of children's healthcare research and clinical care in central Virginia. Barry Webb Battle was inaugural chair of the UVA Children's Hospital Committee, founded the UVA Children's Hospital Telethon, and served on other University boards including the Children's Hospital Campaign Steering Committee. Her husband, Bill Battle (College '41, Law '47), served on the Board of Visitors from 1976 until 1980 and chaired the University's first comprehensive capital campaign from 1981 until 1984. Mr. Battle was an attorney in his family law firm, and served as U.S. Ambassador to Australia, president and CEO of Fieldcrest Mills, and president of the United States Golf Association. At the time of his death in 2008, he chaired the Ivy Foundation, a generous supporter of biomedical research at the University. In 2005, the Ivy Foundation made a leadership gift for the Battle Building, then the largest capital gift ever to the UVA Health System. The Battle Building consolidates outpatient pediatric care at the Medical Center under one roof, creating a central hub for interdisciplinary care.
 
Erected 2014 by UVA Children's Hospital.
 
Location. 38° 
Barry and Bill Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., September 16, 2016
2. Barry and Bill Battle Marker
1.979′ N, 78° 29.852′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. Marker is on West Main Street near 12½ Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1204 W Main St, Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charlottesville General Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia O’Keeffe (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The University “Corner” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claude Moore, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for William C. Battle. In 1969, Bill Battle was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia. (Submitted on February 2, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 197 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2017, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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