Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A photo of the Tobacco Subcommittee of the House Committee on Agriculture. The photo was located in a file on the subcommittee, behind the telegrams and articles concerning Ross Bass; however Bass does not appear to be present.

Grace Ruffin, writing under the pseudonym Princess Anne Cotney Cramer, wrote Abbitt about her theory concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy (which she attributed to Lyndon Johnson) and her plans for John F. Kennedy's rebirth. Ruffin…

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…
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