Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A press release of Abbitt's prepared speech before the Cosmopolitan Club of Petersburg, Virginia. Declaring the nation to be "well on the road to socialism," Abbitt criticized the expansion of the federal government as a danger to the nation's…

A press release summarizing a speech by Abbitt to the Appomattox Junior Chamber of Commerce in which he condemned the Poor People's Campaign as a "form of blackmail and extortion" led by radical agitators. The campaign was an effort to gain…

In this press release, Abbitt highlighted his remarks on the floor of House of Representatives critiquing riots in the wake of the April 4th assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Describing civil unrest as an “armed insurrection,” Abbitt…

This press release from Abbitt's office highlighted Abbit's remarks on the floor of the House, in which he described civil black power advocate Stokeley Carmichael as an "apostle of hate and disorder" and called for his prosecution for his "actions…

Abbitt wrote to J.P. Noble of Rice, Virginia, and Mrs. Derwood Walker of Church Road, Virginia to send them a press release about upcoming hearings of the Tobacco subcommittee to give to those who opposed pending legislation on the tobacco program. …

Clarence Little, Scientific Director of the Tobacco Industry Research Committee, replied in the negative to a query by Abbitt about whether there were any new findings in support of significant connections between smoking and lung cancer. Abbitt…

This State Department Press Release announced the impending arrival of a Soviet agricultural group to the United States to observe farming techniques, confer with U.S. agriculturalists, and explore scientific techniques.

In this press release, Abbitt called for the United States to avoid active intervention in Indo-China conflict and declared he would oppose the sending of troops into the conflict unless "absolutely certain" the "loss" of the entire Southeast Asia…

In a press release, Abbitt's office highlighted the his position in favor of continued "substantial assistance" to the vocational education program in the United States.” The press release also noted that Abbitt objected federal funding for…
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