Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

George Morgan Knight, Jr, of Leonardtown, Maryland, wrote to Abbitt to inform him about "College Moon," a new musical he was composing about Washington and Congress and requesting that Abbitt place mention of the musical in the Congressional Record.…

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.

In a draft of speech, Abbitt denounced H.R. 2516 as a “bad law” and a “so-called civil rights bill.” Calling civil rights, “a fuzzy term now used to cover any privilege demanded by loud and militant minorities,” Abbitt pointed out what…

This grouping of documents consists of two letters sent by J. W. Dunnington to both Senators Byrd and Robertson explaining how Watt Abbitt was able to pass the Matthews Bill in the House of Representatives. The two men clearly have a large influence…

H. J. Res. 397 from the U.S. Senate deals with the resettlement of "alien refugee-escapee"s in countries other than the United States that are not communist-dominated. Within the context of Abbitt's papers, this document appeared among many requests…

This political advertisement, from Abbitt's 1968 re-election campaign, featured a photograph of Abbitt on the steps of the U.S. capitol and listed as Abbitt's major qualifications his twenty years of experience, tobacco subcommittee, and sponsorship…

When Abbitt ran for re-election in 1966, he was faced with an opponent by the name of Edward Silverman. In this pamphlet, Abbitt's "valuable assets" are listed.

Abbitt wrote. B. Hubert Beale of Cortland, Virginia, thanking him for his support of his 1968 campaign for re-election. In this letter, Abbitt admitted he was “worried about the campaign because of hte lack of interest on the part of our…

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.
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