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Robert S. Bloxom papers

Robert S. Bloxom papers, 1978-2003
Robert S. Bloxom papers
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  • Papers, 1978-2003, of Robert S. Bloxom (b. 1937) of Mappsville, Accomack County, Virginia, who represented the 100th District in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1978 to 2003. Includes legislative files, issue files, agency files, county files, and reports and publications
  • The legislative files include drafts and final copies of bills and resolutions introduced by Bloxom, correspondence with constituents, fellow legislators, advocacy groups, and government officials, background materials, clippings, notes, memoranda, summaries, legal opinions, roll call votes, and impact statements. There are also patron reports generated by the House Clerk which give summmaries, dates, and actions taken by the General Assemby on legislation introduced by Bloxom. Areas of interest reflected in the legislation he introduced include aquaculture, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Chesapeake Bay preservation, crab scraping, pots, and traps, farmers' markets, land management, local taxes and fees, oyster and clam dredging, tax exemptions for non-profit organizations, town charters, wetlands, and youth and gang violence. There is also a large amount of material concerning redistricting in Virginia in 1981, 1991, and 2001, as well as records of the House Appropriations Committee
  • The issue files contain material on a variety of matters of interest to Bloxom's constituents in the 100th District. There is correspondence between him and local citizens, government officials, groups, and organizations. A good deal of correspondence can be found in the "Miscellaneous" folders. The issue files also contain agendas, background information, brochures and pamphlets, budgets, clippings, grant applications memoranda, minutes, news releases, newsletters, notes, and reports. There is a large amount of information on blue crab protection, harvesting, and management, car tax legislation, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the Commercial Space Flight Authority and Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, dry fire hydrant systems, Eastern Shore Community College, Eastern Shore Railroad, the Eastern Shore Resource Conservation and Development Project, economic development, farmers' markets, fire companies and emergency medical services, fishing licensing, general obligation bonds, groundwater, Kiptopeke State Park, land conservation and use, lottery proceeds, migrant farmers, outdoor recreation, oysters, plasticulture, poultry waste, the proposed prison in Northampton County, state and federal retirees, school health, subaqueous minerals and materials, taxes, tributary nutrient reduction strategies, truck lengths and weights, unemployment trust fund, Virginia Port Authority and aid to local ports for various projects, wetlands, and workers' compensation
  • The agency files document Bloxom's dealings with various state government departments, as well as his membership on many boards and commissions, including the Bi-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Commuter Toll Impact Study Committee, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Chesapeake Bay Partnership Council, Disability Commission, Governor's Commission on Efficiency in Government, Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship, and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
  • The county files contain material on subjects specific to the counties and localities of the 100th District which Bloxom represented. There is correspondence with local officials and civic leaders, legislative agendas and proposals, grant applications and announcements, and other items relating to social services, community and economic development, infrastructure improvements, planning and zoning regulations, environmental issues, and budget and tax matters in a particular locality
  • There are various reports from state and federal agencies, educational institutions, and private organizations in the collection, including the Chesapeake Bay Commission, College of William and Mary, Virginia Department of Conservation and Economic Development, Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Virginia Polytechnic and State University. A listing can be found in the finding aid to the collection
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Biographical or historical data
Robert S. Bloxom was born in Baltimore, Maryland on 26 April 1937. He is the son of Brantley S. Bloxom and Nancy Miles. He attended Fork Union Military Academy, where he was valedictorian and batallion commander. He then attended the University of Richmond and graduated in 1959. He married Patricia Killmon. Bloxom is a resident of Accomack County on Virginia's Eastern Shore, where he owned and operated Bloxom Auto Supply in Mappsville. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, and represented the 100th District from 1978 until he resigned in 2003. Bloxom was a member of numerous committees, including Agriculture, Appropriations, Finance, and Rules. He also served on various boards and commissions, including the Chesapeake Bay Commission, Chesapeake Bay Partnership Council, and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Following his retirement from the Virginia General Assembly, Bloxom served as Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry in the admininistrations of Governors Timothy M. Kaine and Mark R. Warner.
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Robert S. Bloxom papers
  • The Library of Virginia
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Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bloxom, Robert S.
Organization method
Organized into the following series: I. Legislative Files. II. Issue Files. III. Agency Files. IV. County Files. V. Reports and Publications.
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