Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A page from 1931 edition of The Web, the University of Richmond's yearbook, showing Watkins Moorman Abbitt and his brother G.F. Abbitt, Jr. Abbitt's listed accomplishments included membership in Delta Theta Pi, vice-president of student…

Tom B. Fugate, president of the Peoples Bank of Ewing, wrote to Abbitt that he had heard Abbitt was considering not running for office again and urging him not to. “Virginia Agriculture and the Virginia economy need your service.” Abbitt replied…

Harold Hicks, Sr., a man who came across Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt at the Eagle's Nest in Petersburg, Virginia wrote to Abbitt to inform him that he was insulted by the congressman's hurried behavior. This letter includes Abbitt's…

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E, H. Sparks, editor of "Personalities of the South" wrote to Abbitt to congratulating him that he had been included in the 1969 edition of the publication. Included with the letter was a certificate stating Abbitt had been awarded inclusion into the…

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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…

These images show the front and back of Watkins M. Abbitt's House of Representatives member card for the 81st Congress, including his photograph and signature. The member card certified that he was in fact a member of Congress, the 81st Congress met…
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