Albertis S. Harrison

Albertis S. Harrison served as Attorney General of Virginia from 1958 to 1961 and as Governor from 1962 to 1966. Harrison, a successful campaigner and well-liked man, was a commonwealth's attorney in Brunswick County before running for Attorney General. Harrison focused his administration on industrial and economic development in Virginia. He took a moderate stand on desegregation, conceding with Governor Almond that massive resistance would no longer work. Harrison moved in 1964 to endorse and campaign for Lyndon Johnson, moving away from the Byrd Organization's silent disavowal of the National Democratic Party. After his term in office ended, Harrison was appointed to the State Supreme Court of Appeals.