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1965-1973
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1965-1973
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1965-1973, of Mills E. Godwin (1914-1999) Governor of Virginia, consisting of a letter, 1 November 1973, from Peggy Miller of Williamsburg, Virginia, to Katherine Beale Godwin concerning dress designs for her dress for the inaugural ball; speech, August 1968, to nominate Mills Godwin for president, to be delivered at the Democratic National Convention and including note that speech not delivered due to the death of Godwin's daughter; script, 8 December 1966, of skit about Godwin performed at Circus Sinners and Saints Charles H. Consolvo Tent, Norfolk, Virginia; list, 1965, of campaign contributors to Godwin's gubernatorial campaign; list, 1965, of contributions by date to Godwin's campaign; list, 1965, of Godwin's campaign managers in the state, listed by district; and letter, 8 November 1965, from James Moore of Albemarle County, Virginia, to Godwin congratulating him on his victory in the race for governor
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Biographical or historical data
Mills E. Godwin was born 14 November 1914 in Chuckatuck, Nansemond County, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, and received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1938, and commenced practicing law in Suffolk, Virginia. When World War II began, Godwin began working for the FBI. He entered politics in 1948, winning election to the House of Delegates in 1948 and represented Nansemond County until 1952. That year, he won election to the Virginia Senate where he represented Isle of Wight, Nansemond, and Southampton Counties and Suffolk until 1962. Godwin then served as lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1962 to 1966. He was elected governor as a Democrat in 1965 and served from 1966 to 1970. Godwin was reelected governor in 1973, this time running as a Republican, and served from 1974 to 1978. He married Katherine Beale 29 October 1940, and they had one daughter. Godwin died in Suffolk 30 January 1999, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
.15
Immediate source of acquisition
Brooks, A. Gordon
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000489736
Type of unit
cubic ft.

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