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'''C. Purcell McCue''' represented the [[Samuel Miller Magisterial District]] on the [[Albemarle County]] [[Board of Supervisors]] for 36 years.<ref>{{cite web|title=Mr. Rinehart Chairman of County Board|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2116020/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2116021/4143/1359/3/1/0|author=Daily |work=Daily Progress Digitzed Microfilm|publisher=University of Virginia Library|location=|publishdate=January 6, 1920|accessdate=June 28, 2015}}</ref> He was elected in November 1919 and served through 1955, including as chairman beginning in 1948.<ref>{{Minutes-boardofsupervisors|when=December 21, 1955|accessdate=2019-03-10|documentid=4701}}</ref><ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Uniform County Tax Rate of $2.65 Voted by Board|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2791839/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2791840/2347/3130/3/1/1|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|printdate=April 14, 1948|publishdate=April 14, 1948|accessdate=January 15, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
 
'''C. Purcell McCue''' represented the [[Samuel Miller Magisterial District]] on the [[Albemarle County]] [[Board of Supervisors]] for 36 years.<ref>{{cite web|title=Mr. Rinehart Chairman of County Board|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2116020/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2116021/4143/1359/3/1/0|author=Daily |work=Daily Progress Digitzed Microfilm|publisher=University of Virginia Library|location=|publishdate=January 6, 1920|accessdate=June 28, 2015}}</ref> He was elected in November 1919 and served through 1955, including as chairman beginning in 1948.<ref>{{Minutes-boardofsupervisors|when=December 21, 1955|accessdate=2019-03-10|documentid=4701}}</ref><ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Uniform County Tax Rate of $2.65 Voted by Board|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2791839/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2791840/2347/3130/3/1/1|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|printdate=April 14, 1948|publishdate=April 14, 1948|accessdate=January 15, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
  
In January 1952, he and another supervisors supported county executive [[Dan A. Robinson]] on a mechanism for how livestock should be assessed for tax purposes.<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Supervisors Clarify Scale For Putting Tax Value on Livestock|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2611699/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2611702/3795.5/1864/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 29, 1952|publishdate=January 29, 1952|accessdate=January 28, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
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McCue was born in [[Greenwood]] on August 15, 1880.<ref name=":0">{{Cite web|url=https://www.unirel.vt.edu/history/historical_documents/1902Class/biographical_sketches.html|title=Class Of 1902 -- Biographical Sketches|last=|first=|publishdate=1955|publisher=Virginia Tech|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-03-10}}</ref> He attended Albemarle public schools then [[Pantops Academy]] 1896-1898, before enrolling as a sophomore at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) in 1899. Instead of returning for his senior year in 1901, McCue joined the apple & peach orchard business his father had started seven years prior. After a stint with a railroad contractor from 1904-1907 he returned to the orchard business, now known as McCue & Son.<ref name=":0" />  
  
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From 1912–1916 McCue served as Albemarle's [[Justice of the Peace]]. During his time as a supervisor, McCue chaired the [[Citizens League]] that spearheaded Albemarle's 1933 shift to a county executive form of government. In January 1952, he and another supervisors supported county executive [[Dan A. Robinson]] on a mechanism for how livestock should be assessed for tax purposes.<ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Supervisors Clarify Scale For Putting Tax Value on Livestock|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2611699/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2611702/3795.5/1864/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=January 29, 1952|publishdate=January 29, 1952|accessdate=January 28, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
  
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Purcell married Mary Ellen Allen on November 22, 1916. They had two children, C. Purcell McCue, Jr. (b. November 11, 1918), who took charge of the orchard after service in the Army; and Margaret Persis (b. 1921), wife of Lt. Col. W. R. Washington.
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The [https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=uva-sc/viu01216.xml McCue Family Papers, ca. 1967–1944] are hosted at the University of Virginia [[Small Special Collections Library]].
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== Positions ==
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* Justice of the Peace, Albemarle County (1912–1916)
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* Supervisor, Albemarle County (1919–1955)
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* President, Appalachian Apple Service, an industry group (1936–1953)
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* President, Agricultural Conference Board of Virginia (several years)
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* Chairman, Citizens League (1933)
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* President, Virginia State Horticultural Society (four terms including 1917,<ref>{{Cite book|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=KjUgAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA13&dq=purcell%20mccue|title=Report: Twenty-Second Annual Session of the Virginia State Horticultural Society|last=|first=|publishdate=1917|publisher=Virginia State Horticultural Society|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|accessdate=2019-03-10}}</ref> six years as Vice President prior<ref name=":0" />)<br />
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 22:53, 10 March 2019

C. Purcell McCue

Electoral District Samuel Miller District
Term Start 1920

Biographical Information

C. Purcell McCue represented the Samuel Miller Magisterial District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors for 36 years.[1] He was elected in November 1919 and served through 1955, including as chairman beginning in 1948.[2][3]

McCue was born in Greenwood on August 15, 1880.[4] He attended Albemarle public schools then Pantops Academy 1896-1898, before enrolling as a sophomore at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (now Virginia Tech) in 1899. Instead of returning for his senior year in 1901, McCue joined the apple & peach orchard business his father had started seven years prior. After a stint with a railroad contractor from 1904-1907 he returned to the orchard business, now known as McCue & Son.[4]

From 1912–1916 McCue served as Albemarle's Justice of the Peace. During his time as a supervisor, McCue chaired the Citizens League that spearheaded Albemarle's 1933 shift to a county executive form of government. In January 1952, he and another supervisors supported county executive Dan A. Robinson on a mechanism for how livestock should be assessed for tax purposes.[5]

Purcell married Mary Ellen Allen on November 22, 1916. They had two children, C. Purcell McCue, Jr. (b. November 11, 1918), who took charge of the orchard after service in the Army; and Margaret Persis (b. 1921), wife of Lt. Col. W. R. Washington.

The McCue Family Papers, ca. 1967–1944 are hosted at the University of Virginia Small Special Collections Library.

Positions

  • Justice of the Peace, Albemarle County (1912–1916)
  • Supervisor, Albemarle County (1919–1955)
  • President, Appalachian Apple Service, an industry group (1936–1953)
  • President, Agricultural Conference Board of Virginia (several years)
  • Chairman, Citizens League (1933)
  • President, Virginia State Horticultural Society (four terms including 1917,[6] six years as Vice President prior[4])

References

  1. Web. Mr. Rinehart Chairman of County Board, Daily, Daily Progress Digitzed Microfilm, University of Virginia Library, January 6, 1920, retrieved June 28, 2015.
  2. Web. County of Albemarle, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes, Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Albemarle County, December 21, 1955, retrieved 2019-03-10.
  3. Web. Uniform County Tax Rate of $2.65 Voted by Board, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 14, 1948, retrieved January 15, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. April 14, 1948 page 1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Web. Class Of 1902 -- Biographical Sketches, Virginia Tech, 1955, retrieved 2019-03-10.
  5. Web. Supervisors Clarify Scale For Putting Tax Value on Livestock, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 29, 1952, retrieved January 28, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  6. Book. Report: Twenty-Second Annual Session of the Virginia State Horticultural Society, Virginia State Horticultural Society, retrieved 2019-03-10.