Monday, September 15, 2014

Charles Alfred Graves, Univ. of Virginia Law Professor 1899-1927

This gentleman is Charles Alfred Graves, born about 1851 in Virginia to William Graves and Elizabeth Dawson.  He married Lizzie Turner Kirkpatrick Aug 28 1877 in Lexington Virginia.  He married again December 26 1925 to Catherine Rebecca Lipop, Charlottesville VA.   He was a learned man receiving his M.A. from Washington and Lee University where he subsequently taught modern languages.  In addition to teaching at the university he continued his own studies earning a Bachelor of Law.  Graves taught law at Washington and Lee until 1899 when he accepted a teaching position at the University of Virginia.  In a addition to being a much loved law professor he was the Associate Editor and Co-Founder of the Virginia Law Register. It was in his capacity as a professor of law at UVA that Graves became acquainted with one of his students from the law class of 1902, James Henderson Moran III of Dresden Tennessee.  Graves was a member of the UVA faculty until 1927. He died November 10 1928 in Charlottesville, Virginia, and is interred at the University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium.

The original artwork was painted by Ellis M. Silvette, a Virginia portrait painter.

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