The Resource Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders

Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders

Label
Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders, 1924-1929
Title
Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders
Inclusive dates
1924-1929
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains incoming and outgoing correspondence related to the election of John R. Saunders as Attorney General in 1925 and 1929. Most incoming letters are congratulatory, while the outgoing letters were written seeking political support for his campaigns
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. (Search author as Virginia Office of the Attorney General).
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
On April 27, 1927, the General Assembly passed a state government reorganization act that created the Department of Law, with the Attorney General serving as the chief executive officer. The Office represents the interests of the Commonwealth in civil cases in which the Commonwealth or any of its agencies or officials is named as a party, and in criminal cases on appeal to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia. In cases involving federal law, the Attorney General also represents the Commonwealth's interests. The Office also defends the constitutionality of state laws when they are challenged in court, represents consumers in utility matters before the State Corporation Commission, and collects debts owed to state agencies, hospitals and universities. Additionally, the Attorney General serves as the legal advisor to the Governor and more than 200 state agencies, boards, commissions and institutions. He renders official opinions upon the written request of the Governor, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, state officials, and local constitutional officers.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders
Note
Part of Record Group 5 (Office of the Attorney General)
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent's place of residence or title.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.675
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Virginia Office of the Attorney General
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001648081
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

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