A.G.A. Balz

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A.G.A. Balz. Photo by Rufus Holsinger, c. 1916

Albert George Adam Balz (January 3, 1887 - October 1, 1957) received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University, and a Ph.D. from Columbia. After completing his degree there, he returned to UVA and became a philosophy professor in 1920. Balz oversaw the planning and construction of Lane High School as chairman of the Charlottesville School Board.

He was a member of the Albemarle County School Board in 1937.[1]

He was a member of the Arcadians during the 1909-1910 season. After completing his Ph.D. at Columbia University, Balz became chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia. He is interred at the University of Virginia Cemetery. [2]

The Arcadians was a dramatic club at the University of Virginia from 1904 to 1909-1910. Succeeding the VVV Club, the Arcadians was the first dramatic club at the University.


Dr. Albert G. A. Balz was professor of Philosophy at the University of Virginia and chairman of the City School Board.[3] Born in Charlottesville, he was brother to Edward A. Balz.

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  1. Web. Teacher Quits Post; Successor is Named, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 22, 1937, retrieved January 19, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 22, 1937 page 1.
  2. Web. Virginia Glee Club Wiki, retrieved April 1, 2024.
  3. https://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2775129/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2775138/3308.5/2734.5/4/1/0
  4. Web. [1]

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