|36th Governor of Arkansas|
January 11, 1955 – January 10, 1967
|Lieutenant||Nathan Green Gordon|
|Preceded by||Francis Cherry|
|Succeeded by||Winthrop Rockefeller|
Orval Eugene Faubus
January 7, 1910
Madison County, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||December 14, 1994 (aged 84)|
Conway, Arkansas, U.S.
|Resting place||Combs, Arkansas, U.S.|
|National States' Rights Party|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942–1946|
|Unit||320th Infantry Regiment|
In 1957, he refused to comply with the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education. He told the Arkansas National Guard to prevent black students from going to Little Rock Central High School. This event became known as the Little Rock Crisis.