Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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1968 political advertisement for Samuel Wilbert Tucker who ran against Abbitt for the Fourth Congressional District.
Tucker, an African American attorney and founding partner in the Richmond, Virginia firm of Hill, Tucker and Marsh, would…

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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…

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, proposed to bar the courts at all levels from changing legislative districts adopted by state legislatures.

An editorial from the Farmville Herald endorsing Abbitt for re-election in 1968. The Herald editorial described his opponent, S.W. Tucker, as having "but one qualification" for office--service as NAACP council--and “no practical experience in…

In this photograph, taken in Hopewell, Virginia, Abbitt poses with local business and political leaders in front of a convertible in which Fred G. Pollard and Garland Gray were seated. Pollard and Gray were running for Lt. Governor and state senator…

A political advertisement from the 1968 election for the Fourth Congressional District. The two candidates were Watkins Abbitt and S.W. Tucker. Abbitt would win the election by gaining over seventy percent of the vote.

Draft of speech by Abbitt at a rally in FarmVille, Virginia, in support of the democratic nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General of Virginia and of the General Assembly, with hand-written annotations . Abbitt praised their…

Flyer sent to voters of Buckingham Country by Abbitt's office on February 5, 1948, as he campaigned for the congressional seat left open by the death of Representative Patrick H. Drewry.


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