R. B. Searcy

Politician

1901 – 1967

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Who was R. B. Searcy?

Robert Benjamin "Speck" Searcy, Jr. served as mayor of Huntsville, Alabama from 1952 to 1964, making him the third-longest serving mayor there.

He was the mayor of Huntsville when President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama as the home for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA on July 1, 1960. The center became the civilian base for Dr. Wernher von Braun who was the center's first Director, presiding from July 1960 to February 1970.

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Born
Jan 8, 1901
Huntsville
Spouses
Religion
  • Presbyterianism
Profession
Education
  • University of Alabama
Lived in
  • Huntsville
Died
Dec 22, 1967

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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