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Robertson, Absalom Willis (1887-1971)

Robertson, Absalom Willis (1887-1971)
Historical Note
Absalom Willis Robertson was born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W. Va. 27 May 1887. He graduated from the University of Richmond where he also received his law degree. He practiced law in Rockbridge County, Va. He served in the Virginia State Senate, 1916-1922 and as an officer in the U. S. Army during World War I. He was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Rockbridge County and was named as Chairman of the Virginia Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries. Robertson was a Congressman from 1933 to 1946. He served in the United States Senate from 1946 to 1966. He was defeated in the Democratic primary of 1966 and died in 1971. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Absalom Willis Robertson.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
A. Willis Robertson Papers, 1921-1971, 1988