Orval E. Faubus

Orval E. Faubus

Orval Faubus was an American Democratic politician who served as 36th Governor of Arkansas from 1955 to 1967. He is best remembered for his 1957 stand against desegregation of the Little Rock School District during the Little Rock Crisis, in which he defied a unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court by ordering the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from attending Little Rock Central High School. Wikipedia*

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Orval E. Faubus has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1957 Broadcast.

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Governor, Arkansas
c. January 11, 1955 - c. January 10, 1967 Videos: 1

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