Bernard J. Haggerty

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Bernard J. Haggerty was a city councilor who served in the 1960's, and the top vote-getter in both the 1960 and 1964 elections.


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Biography

Haggerty was born in Alberta, Canada. His family moved to the United States in 1933. He attended Clark Elementary School and attended the Miller School before joining the Navy in 1943. After the war he graduated from Lane High School and was hired in 1947 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.

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

Candidate 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.

1964 election

Candidate Votes %
Bernard J. Haggerty (D) 2,274 72.8%
Lindsey B. Mount (D) 1,927 61.7%
Burkett A. Reynolds (D) 2,145 68.7%
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 December 30, 2010.
  3. Web. Election Results for June 9, 1964, City of Charlottesville, retrieved December 31, 2010.