Faubus To Wed For Third Time
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Former Gov. Orval E. Faubus said Thursday that he will wed for the third time, this time to an elementary school teacher he met at a dance for single people.
Faubus, 76, said he and Jan Wittenburg, 43, of Conway would be married Nov. 23 in Little Rock in a public ceremony.
Mrs. Wittenburg teaches fifth grade in Mayflower, Faubus said. The couple plans to live in her house near Conway, he said.
Mrs. Wittenburg was divorced about eight years ago, and her former husband died two years ago, Faubus said. She has a daughter, 21, and a 16-year-old son.
″We first met about two years ago at an open dance that was put on by a group called Parents Without Partners in the National Guard Armory in North Little Rock,″ Faubus said. ″We had our first date on Valentine’s Day of this year.
″Like myself, she struggled to get an education. ... She didn’t enter college until after she was married and both of her children were born.″
″There probably will be some acid remarks about the difference in age. But that won’t bother us,″ he said.
Faubus was divorced from his first wife, Alta. His second wife, Elizabeth, was killed by an intruder at their home.
Faubus was governor from 1955-66 and has since made three unsuccessful attempts to win the Democratic nomination for the post. Faubus said he plans to continue to be involved in politics, although not as a candidate.