Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Remarks from Abbitt in the House of Representatives wherein he expressed his concern about federal spending, particularly with programs like federal aid to education, area redevelopment loans, urban renewal, public housing, etc. Abbitt said that he…

Letter to Abbitt from a constituent, William W. Knotts, regarding gun control in the context of the Civil Rights movement. Knotts feared the additional gun control legislation but called for the disarmament of Stokely Carmichael and of members of…

A letter sent to President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Harry F. Byrd, and Abbitt following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. which talks of rioting and the loss of law and order. The author wrote that "the Nation stands on the brink of…

This postcard was sent to Abbitt from Wenatchee, Washington by Mrs. Hicks, who wrote, "this is our country don't let the unions wreck it" and called on Abbitt to pass legislation to limit the power of labor unions.

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane with an enclosure titled "Immigration by Deception" published by the National Economic Council. Abbitt's brief letter of thanks is also included.

A letter to Abbitt from constituent Helen Shouse regarding the Walter-McCarran Immigration Act. Shouse called for a strengthening of immigration restrictions, especially in the case of communist countries, and Abbitt agreed that the Walter-McCarran…

A collection of correspondence sent to Abbitt from constituent Elizabeth Jordan addressing the Walter McCarran Immigration Act, foreign aid, welfare, and "The Song of Hate" in "South Pacific."

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, was meant to provide for the relief of Harry George Kotsimipoulos (also known as Theo Haris Cotsimopoulos). For the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the bill proposed to…

Photograph of Abbitt Receiving the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from John C. Mason, president of National Associated Businessmen

An article, clipped from the Southside Virginia News
Clipping, reporting on Abbitt’s receipt of the "Watchdog of the Treasury" award from Natioal Associated Businessmen, Inc., for "“consistent support of economy in government operations.” …
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