Dan Beattie

Dan Beattie is a former librarian, New York City welfare investigator, infantryman, Public Information Officer for the USDA Forest Service, professor of History and Political Science, and businessman. He earned a BA from the City University of New York, and a MA and PhD in History from Duke University. He was a member of the Shenandoah Battlefields National Historic District Commission, which set up the present Foundation of the same name. For many years he served on the Boards of Trustees of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites (as Secretary) and the Civil War Preservation Trust (as Chairman of the Battlefields Preservation Committee). He has received the highest Preservationist Award of both groups. He sat on the Board of the Brandy Station Foundation for about 10 years. He has been instrumental in saving each of the parcels of land preserved of Brandy Station battlefield. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife of 31 years, Peggy, and two children.

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