Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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George D. Gillespie wrote to Abbitt in response to an article by Abbitt published in the American Legion magazine (January 1966). In his letter, Gillespie contended that cigarette smoking helped him overcome tuberculosis and objected that Veteran…

This letter was written by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (the Roanoke River Post). The authors were in favor of racial segregation in hospitals and asked Abbitt's support. The administration believed that this would lead to…
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