The Resource 1948-1950
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- This collection includes addresses of Senator Robertson at the annual banquet of the Treasurers' Association of Virginia, 11 June 1948; at the fifth annual Herford Field Day, 18 September 1984; to the Virginia Trial Justice Association, 1948 October 8; and to the coal convention, American Mining Congress, 24 April 1950. Topics include agriculture, poll tax, and state's rights
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- Absalom Willis Robertson was born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W.Va., May 27, 1887 and moved to Lynchburg, Va., with his parents in 1891. He graduated from the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., in 1907, and from its law department in 1908, was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Buena Vista, Rockbridge County, Va. He served in the Virginia senate from 1916-1922, as Commonwealth's attorney for Rockbridge County 1922-1928, and chairman of the State commission of game and inland fisheries 1926-1932. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress and reelected to the six succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1933, until November 5, 1946. Was elected in 1946 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending January 3, 1949, caused by the death of Carter Glass, reelected in 1948, 1954, and 1960, and served from November 6, 1946, until his resignation December 30, 1966. He retired and resided in Lexington, Va., until his death there November 1, 1971.
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