A. Clayton Coleman

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A. Clayton Coleman
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ca. 1960

Electoral District At-large
Term Start September 1, 1956
Term End August 31, 1960
Preceded by S. Dexter Forbes (D)
Succeeded by Lindsey B. Mount (D)
Succeeded by )

Biographical Information

Date of birth Dec. 3, 1910
Date of death 1989
Place of birth Charlottesville
Place of death Charlottesville
Spouse Louise Nay
Children 4
Residence Charlottesville
Profession Business owner
Religion Baptist

A. Clayton Coleman (1910-1989) was elected to the Charlottesville City Council in 1956 as a Democrat. He was the fifth candidate to announce for the April 1960 Democratic primary. [1] [2]

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Albin Clayton Coleman was born in Charlottesville on December 3, 1910 to John Randolph Coleman (1883-1962) and Nellie Gray Thompson Coleman (1885-1975). Coleman attended local schools and the University of Virginia. He married Louise Nay (1912-2004) and they had four children. He died in Charlottesville on March 26, 1989; his grave is at Monticello Memory Gardens.

Coleman was a partner in Coleman's Jefferson Shops, which had stores in Charlottesville, Gordonsville, Louisa and Scottsville.

Re-election statement

"Four years ago my friends and civic-minded citizens prevailed upon me to run for City Council. It was my great privilege to be elected to this office by my fellow townsmen and I want to thank them again for the honor of serving them in this capacity for the past three and a half years. I sincerely trust that I have done nothing to make them regret their action. I am sure to have some things that were not in accord with every individuals' opinion in Charlottesville. However, I have sincerely tried to do what, in my judgment, would be best for our entire city. I believe the people wanted me to do my own thinking. Decision I have made have been only after obtaining all the available information and on consideration given all facts in question. I am extremely proud of our hometown. I am proud of its history and its progress. My reason for running is the same that it was four years ago and can be summed up in one sentence. To me, Charlottesville is the best place in the world and I want to help keep it that way."


  1. Print: Three Enter Primary for City Council Posts, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 4, 1960, Page A1.
  2. Print: Clayton Coleman Seeks Re-election, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 19, 1960, Page 1.

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