Bernard J. Haggerty

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Bernard J. Haggerty
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ca. 1960 (aged 34)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1960
Term End August 31, 1964
Preceded by Sol B. Weinberg (D)
Succeeded by Bernard J. Haggerty (D)

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1964
Term End August 31, 1968
Preceded by Bernard J. Haggerty (D)
Succeeded by Mitchell Van Yahres (D)

Biographical Information

Date of birth 1925
Date of death 1993
Place of birth Alberta, Canada
Spouse Dorothy Elizabeth Payne (1928-2010)
Children 4
Residence Oxford Lane (ca. 1960)
Alma mater Lane High School
Profession Bank President
Religion Methodist

Bernard J. Haggerty (1925-1993) was a community banker who served two terms on the Charlottesville City Council from 1960 to 1968. He was the top vote-getter in the 1960 election and the 1964 election.


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Biography

Haggerty was born in Alberta, Canada in 1925. His family moved to the United States in 1933. He attended Clark Elementary School and the Miller School before joining the Navy in 1943. After serving in World War II, he returned to Charlottesville where he graduated from Lane High School. In 1947, he was employed as a bookkeeper and teller at the People's Bank. By 1954 he had been promoted to vice president of the bank and that same year he was named as an "Outstanding Man of the Year" by the Charlottesville Albemarle Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Haggerty married Dorothy Elizabeth Payne on July 6, 1947. Born in Charlottesville, Doothy was the daughter of Roy Flannagan Payne and Elizabeth Minter Payne.

In 1960, Haggerty was the fourth candidate to announce and did not run as part of a slate. At the time he was chair of the city's Recreation Advisory Board and a member of the Municipal Facilities Committee which ultimately recommended a new location for City Hall. [1]

1960 election

Candidates Votes %
Bernard J. Haggerty (D) 2,898
Lindsey B. Mount (D) 2,718
Robert E. Lee (R) 2,167
S. Dexter Forbes (D) 2,122
Source: City of Charlottesville[2]

Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

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1964 election

Candidates Votes %
Bernard J. Haggerty (D) 2,274 72.8%
Burkett A. Reynolds (D) 2,145 68.7%
Lindsey B. Mount (D) 1,927 61.7%
John H. Knight (R) 1,573 50.4%
Alfred P. Samuels, Jr (I) 142 4.5%
Source: City of Charlottesville [3]

Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

References

  1. Print: Haggerty Enters Council Primary, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 18, 1960, Page 1.
  2. Web. Election Results for June 14, 1960, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 3, 2022.
  3. Web. Election Results for June 9, 1964, City of Charlottesville, retrieved September 3, 2022.