Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Joseph F. McCaffrey of WMAL TV, asked Abbitt to answer questions via mail, in place of an interview for his radio show, "Meet the Member." The enclosed question sheet included questions about Abbitt's routine, changes in his job over the years, and…

An office memo informed Abbitt of a phone call by a Joseph S. Porter, a constituent whose son was killed in action in Vietnam. Porter's son had a wife who had recently given birth to a baby boy. Porter, however, did not wish to have the last name…

Marion Riley of Chesapeake, Virginia wrote to Abbitt requesting information about a recent essay in Saturday Evening Post that painted a negative picture of conditions in South Vietnam. “I have never, until now, felt we were wrong to be in…

Mrs. Hammer from Fort Lee arranged a Citizenship Class for the alien wives of soldiers. She requested 25 copies of the N-400 form and 15 finger print forms.

This is a letter sent by nine year old Richard Emmerson, with a response from Abbitt. Emmerson implored Abbitt to prevent the sale of tobacco products, in the wake of the Surgeon General's declaration on the dangers of smoking in 1964. Abbitt…

L. E. Pettyjohn of Suffolk, Virginia, wrote Abbitt to say he and others in Suffolk were "100%" behind Abbitt's opposition to civil rights legislation under debate in Congress. He also requested that Abbitt send him a report on the scrape slaughter…

The head of the National Bellamy Award , Marguerite Miller of Portsmouth, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt requesting that he send a letter of congratulations to Lanier Senior High School for Boys in Macon, Georgia for receiving the award in 1958. Abbitt…

The Pennington Gap Parent-Teacher-Association requested an item, with a value of not more than a dollar, for their auction to provide lunch for underprivileged children. Abbitt sent a mechanical pencil.

Noting he had recently enjoyed speaking with Abbitt on Capitol Hill, John W. Sullivan of Alexandria, Virginia, asked Abbitt if he could name him as a reference on his bar exam application. Abbitt replied that he could.

This letter is a response from Abbitt regarding Shirley Lanning of Norfolk, Virginia's request for information for her Civics class. Since Lanning did not reside in his district, he instructed her to contact Thomas N. Downing, the representative…
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