American Legion Post #190
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MAY 5, 1945
Jeremiah H. Green
In May of 1956, the Post acquired an old residence type structure at 2711 Peach Street, which were enlarged and refurbished, remaining there until August 31, 1973. Regular meeting were held on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the Month.
Raymond A. Bogues serve 7 years
James Elam and Harold Chambers serve as Dept Vice Commander of the Eastern Zone. George Johnson serve a Dept Sgt-At- Arms.
Brighton, Victory and Douglas Park Elementary.
Sarah Elam serve as Department President
The Post has 15 Forty year members:
The American Legion was founded in Paris March 15-17 in 1919
Charter members were: Jeremiah H. Green, Clarence Lee Bolden, Fred Bowser, Thomas Elliot, Landon Cecil Green, Thomas S. Spruill, George Tutt, Walter Edward Cartwright, James E. Jones, Rufus Flood, Miles L. Baker, Benjamin F. Branch, Thurman Twiddy, Earl Roots, James M. Watson, George W. Knight, Robert Saunders, Thurman Sparkman, and Joseph Lee Davis.
On August 31, 1973, the Post moved into its new home. The Commander at that time was the late Earl Gardner. The building was dedicated September 2, 1973.
Cephas Wright became the first Black 2nd District Commander in the 57 year history of the American Legion of Virginia. Wright served one term.