Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Robertson, A. Willis

Robertson, A. Willis, a Representative and a Senator from Virginia; born in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, W. Va., May 27, 1887; moved to Lynchburg, Va., with his parents in1891; attended the public schools of Lynchburg and Rocky Mount, Va.; was graduated from the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., in 1907, and from the law department of the same university in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Buena Vista, Rockbridge County, Va.; moved to Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., in 1919 and continued the practice of law; member of the State senate 1916-1922; during the First World War served in the United States Army with the Three Hundred and Eighteenth Infantry, Eightieth Division, as assistant camp adjutant at Camp Lee, Va., and in the Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, D.C., with the rank of first lieutenant, captain, and major, from August 1917 to June 1919; served as Commonwealth’s attorney for Rockbridge County 1922-1928; chairman of the State commission of game and inland fisheries 1926-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1933, until November 5, 1946, when he resigned; was nominated to the Eightieth Congress in 1946 but withdrew, having received the nomination for United States Senator; elected in 1946 as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Carter Glass and served from November 6, 1946, to January 3, 1949. Reelected in 1948 for the term ending January 3, 1955.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Robertson, A. Willis," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1745 1746. Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VP67KSATKCIQM.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Robertson, A. Willis." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1745, page 1746. Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VP67KSATKCIQM.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Robertson, A. Willis' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1745, pp.1746. Original Sources, retrieved 24 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D2VP67KSATKCIQM.