Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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J.P. Durham, Jr., Assist Vice President of Seabord Air Line Railroads of Norfolk, Virginia shown in photograph presenting a photograph of Seabord trains to Abbitt as G.C. Tate, Seabord’s Washington representative looked on. Description on back of…

Note from Special Assistant to the President, Lawrence F. O'Brien, to Abbitt with an enclosed photograph of Abbitt with President John F. Kennedy. The photograph was taken during Abbitt's visit to the White House earlier in the week.

This photograph of Abbitt shaking hands with a young man was likely taken In Abbitt's office in August of 1968.

A photographic portrait of Watkins M. Abbitt


Watkins M. Abbitt sits behind his office desk.


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…

This newspaper clipping contains a collage of photographs of Abbitt going about his daily routines at the Capitol, including arriving, talking on the phone, walking with students, taking the subway, and attending a committee meeting.

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.” …

A photo taken from the 1968 Democratic National Congressional Convention

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…
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