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Absalom Willis Robertson

  • Birth 27 May 1887 Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 1 Nov 1971 Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6868220

US Congressman, US Senator. An 1908 graduate of the University of Virginia law school, he built a successful law career in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He served inthe Virginia State Senate from 1916 to 1922, and during World War I served in the United States Army as a Major in the Adjutant General's office in Washington, DC. He was elected as a Democrat to represent Virginia's 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1933 to 1946. He was then elected as a Democratic Senator from Virginia to the United States Senate, filling the vacancy caused when Senator Carter Glass died in office. He served in the Senate from 1946 until he resigned in 1966. He was the father of television evangelist Pat Robertson.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 22 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6868220
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Absalom Willis Robertson (27 May 1887–1 Nov 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6868220, citing Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Lexington City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .