Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Browse Items (5 total)

This article from the Chattanooga Times was sent to Watkins Abbitt by a friend. The article refers to the controversy regarding Ross Bass and Governor Clement with regard to the Tennessee Senator's seat. Abbitt claimed that Ross Bass was a constant…

A telegram sent by Watkins Abbitt to defend Ross Bass in the face of accusations that his attendance rate on the tobacco sub-committee was minimal. The accusations were leveled by Governor Frank Clement who was running for the same Senatorial…

This memo and accompanying statement, addressed to Abbitt, was written by Harry M. Livingston, a disbursing Clerk in the House of Representatives. He included a list of "Clerk-Hire" base salary rates and the formulas for calculating the rates.

These images show the front and back of Watkins M. Abbitt's House of Representatives member card for the 81st Congress, including his photograph and signature. The member card certified that he was in fact a member of Congress, the 81st Congress met…

This three page exchange begins with a letter from Senator Lyndon B. Johnson to Watkins M. Abbitt, which includes a copy of a telegram that Johnson and Sen. Sam Rayburn sent to the president concerning the tense relationship between the president and…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2