Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Watkins M. Abbitt sits behind his office desk.


A photographic portrait of Watkins M. Abbitt


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…

A pamphlet, prepared by the Prince Edward County School Foundation, describing the objectives, curriculum, personnel, financial situation, and future plans of the all-white Prince Edward Academy,

Two articles in the National Education Association Journal,, describing the education situation in Prince Edward County Schools from two different perspectives. Includes a photograph of authors, William Vanden Heuvel, Special Assistant to the…

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

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.

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

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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