The Resource Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders, 1924-1929
- Correspondence of Attorney General John R. Saunders, 1924-1929
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- 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
- 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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- 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.
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- 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
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