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  Abbitt, Watkins M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameWatkins M. Abbitt
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Appomattox, Virginia , United States
EmailNone
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Born May 21, 1908
DiedJuly 13, 1998 (90 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 26, 2014 11:58pm
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Infoborn in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Va., May 21, 1908; graduated from Appomattox Agricultural High School, Appomattox, Va., 1925; LL.B., University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., 1931; lawyer, private practice; Commonwealth attorney of Appomattox County, Va., 1932-1948; member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1945; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; bank executive; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Patrick H. Drewry, and reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses (February 17, 1948-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; died on July 13, 1998, in Lynchburg, Va.; interment in Liberty Cemetery, Appomattox, Va.


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RACES
  11/03/1970 VA District 4 Won 61.03% (+32.96%)
  11/05/1968 VA District 4 Won 71.52% (+43.03%)
  11/08/1966 VA District 4 Won 66.55% (+44.73%)
  05/12/1966 VA District 4 - D Primary Won 68.39% (+36.78%)
  11/03/1964 VA District 4 Won 69.46% (+38.92%)
  11/06/1962 VA District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1960 VA District 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1958 VA District 4 Won 87.14% (+74.29%)
  11/06/1956 VA District 04 Won 99.85% (+99.70%)
  11/02/1954 VA District 04 Won 99.89% (+99.78%)
  11/04/1952 VA District 04 Won 99.82% (+99.64%)
  11/07/1950 VA District 04 Won 99.89% (+99.78%)
  11/02/1948 VA District 04 Won 99.97% (+99.95%)
  02/17/1948 VA - District 04 Special Election Won 49.03% (+9.92%)
ENDORSEMENTS
VA US President - Nov 02, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford