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Absalom Willis Robertson

Born: 27-May-1887
Birthplace: Martinsburg, WV
Died: 1-Nov-1971
Location of death: Lexington, VA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, VA

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Virginia, 1946-66

Military service: US Army (1917-19, service at Camp Lee VA and Washington DC, Maj.)

Father: Franklin Pierce Robertson
Mother: Josephine Ragland Willis
Wife: Gladys Churchill (m. 19-Oct-1920, d. 1968, two sons)
Son: Pat Robertson (evangelist, b. 22-Mar-1930)
Son: Absalom Willis Robertson, Jr. ("Tad", stockbroker, b. 7-Nov-1923, d. 20-Apr-2002)

    University: BA, University of Richmond (1907)
    Law School: University of Richmond (1908)

    International Bank for Reconstruction and Development Consultant (1966-68)
    US Senator, Virginia (6-Nov-1946 to 30-Dec-1966, resigned)
    US Congressman, Virginia 7th (3-Jan-1935 to 5-Nov-1946)
    US Congressman, Virginia at Large (4-Mar-1933 to 3-Jan-1935)
    Virginia State Official Chairman, Commision of Game and Inland Fisheries (1926-32)
    Virginia State Official Commonwealth's Attorney, Rockbridge County (1922-28)
    Virginia State Senate (1916-22)
    Virginia Bar Association 1908


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