James H Bash, courtesy University of Virginia

 James Havens Bash (June 8, 1924 in Indianapolis, Indiana – October 6, 2014)[1] was the manager of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1948-1949 season, and was also a member in 1943-1944, 1946-1947, and 1947-1948. Graduating in 1949, he was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa.[2]

Prior to enrolling at the University of Virginia, he served in the United States Navy during World War II as part of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization in Kunming, China. After his graduation from the University of Virginia, he served as principal of several Virginia schools, including the high school in Farmville, Virginia. In this post, he publicly spoke against the state's "massive resistance" campaign opposing desegregation.

He came back to the University as a professor at the Curry School of Education. He was the founding faculty member of the Consultantive Research Center for School Desegregation at Curry and was its director from 1967 to 1971. He retired from the University in 1991.[3]

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