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Label
1938
Inclusive dates
1938
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1938, of Morton Graham Goode (1886-1959) of Dinwiddie County, Virginia, and Virginia State Senator, consisting of letters, petitions, postcards, and telegrams containing the opinions of Goode's constituents on a variety of legislation before the General Assembly or requests for Goode's assistance in procuring an appointment or employment, as well as Goode's replies to many of his correspondents. Issues discussed include labor and women; pensions for retired teachers; distribution of a pamphlet on alcohol for educational purposes; exemption on religious grounds from mandatory premarital testing for diseases and for vaccinations; education questions, including African American education; legislation concerning automobiles and concerning billboards; insurance; commerce and fair trade practices; state mental institutions; tuberculosis; optometry; and criminal farms; among other topics. Also includes a request to help an individual enter the Virginia Military Institute. Papers include some correspondence of Goode's relating to his work as an attorney. Also include telegrams to I. Newton Coleman, member for Dinwiddie County in the House of Delegates, concerning various legislation
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Biographical or historical data
Morton Graham Goode was born 29 June 1886 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, to John Thomas Goode (1835-1916) and Elizabeth Margaret Morton Goode (1856-1890). He was educated in the public schools of Mecklenburg and Prince Edward Counties, and attended Fredericksburg College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Goode received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1910, and commenced practicing law in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He was elected Dinwiddie County's Commonwealth's Attorney in 1911 and held the post until 1921. Goode represented Dinwiddie County and Petersburg in the Virginia State Senate from 1922 to 1928, then returned to his law practice. Goode again represented Dinwiddie County and Petersburg in the Senate from 1936 to 1950. He was chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee and was President Pro-Tempore of the Senate in 1950. When his final term ended, Goode, who had not run for reelection, returned to his law practice. He married Lucy Barnes Homes 23 April 1912, and they had four children. Goode died in Dinwiddie County 12 December 1959.
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Papers
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Extent
.1 cubic ft.
Organization method
Alphabetical by surname of constituent.
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000491089

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