Charles E. Beatley

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Charles E. Beatley
Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia
In office
July 1, 1967 – July 1, 1976
Preceded by Frank E. Mann
Succeeded by Frank E. Mann
In office
July 1, 1979 – July 1, 1985
Preceded by Frank E. Mann
Succeeded by James P. Moran
Personal details
Born 1916
Ohio
Died December 29, 2003 (age 87)
Political party Democratic
Residence Alexandria, Virginia
Alma mater Ohio State University

Charles E. "Chuck" Beatley, Jr. (1916 – December 29, 2003) was an American politician who was the mayor of Alexandria, Virginia. [1] A native of Ohio, Beatley earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 1938, flew military planes to overseas bases during World War II, and received his master's degree in 1947 before marrying and beginning a career as a commercial pilot.[2]

Elected to the Alexandria City Council in 1966 as a Democrat, Beatley became mayor the following year, and served until 1976, when he was defeated by former Virginia delegate Frank E. Mann, who ran as an Independent. After retiring from United Airlines, Beatley ran again for mayor at the urging of local Republicans and Democrats, was elected in a landslide, and served until 1985. Beatley became known for preserving Alexandria's historic heritage while revitalizing its business district, as well as for promoting both local and regional public transportation as a board member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.[3]

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library in Alexandria is named in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Political Graveyard - Mayors of Alexandria, Virginia, retrieved 2010-02-15
  2. ^ "HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 475". 2004 Session. Virginia House of Delegates. March 8, 2004. Retrieved March 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Alexandria, Virginia - Charles E. Beatley Bio, retrieved 2013-02-16
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank E. Mann
Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
1967–1976
Succeeded by
Frank E. Mann
Preceded by
Frank E. Mann
Mayor of the City of Alexandria, Virginia
1979–1985
Succeeded by
Jim Moran