Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

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[Letter] 1961 May 6, Houston, Texas [to] Hon Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.

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[Letter] 1961 May 6, Houston, Texas [to] Hon Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.

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L.J. Vittrup of Houston, Texas, wrote to Abbitt commending him for his stance defending prominent conservative and John Birch society member, General Edwin "Ted" Walker. Walker had, in uniform, accused Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, and Eleanor Roosevelt of communist sympathies. On April 17, 1961, President John F. Kennedy relieved Walker of his command. In his reply letter, Abbitt suggested that Walker had been "persecuted" for his conservative beliefs.

Creator

Vittrup, L.J.

Date

1961-05-06

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent
Vittrup, Mrs. L. J.

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Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Spatial Coverage

Houston, Texas

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Citation

Vittrup, L.J., “[Letter] 1961 May 6, Houston, Texas [to] Hon Watkins M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 21, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/126.

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