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Watkins M. Abbitt

AKA Watkins Moorman Abbitt

Born: 21-May-1908
Birthplace: Lynchburg, VA
Died: 13-Jul-1998
Location of death: Lynchburg, VA [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Appomattox, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Virginia, 1948-73


[1] Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, VA.

Brother: Herbert M. Abbitt
Brother: Charles W. Abbitt
Sister: Dora Abbitt Conner
Sister: Eloise Abbitt Snead
Wife: Corrine Hancock Abbitt (d. 1989, one son, two daughters)
Son: Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr. (Virginia legislator, now Republican, b. 20-Oct-1944)
Daughter: Anne Abbitt Kerr
Daughter: Corinne Abbitt Hynes
Wife: Mary Ann Schmidt (until his death)

    High School: Appomattox Agricultural High School, Appomattox, VA (1925)
    Law School:
LLB, University of Richmond (1931)

    Virginia Democratic Party Chairman (1964-70)
    US Congressman, Virginia 4th (special election, 17-Feb-1948 to 3-Jan-1973)
    Virginia State Official Commonwealth Attorney, Appomattox County, VA (1932-48)
    Virginia Bar Association


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