Poff, Richard H. (Richard Harding), 1923-2011

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U.S. Representative from Virginia's 6th District and Virginia Supreme Court justice.

From the description of Papers of Richard Harding Poff, 1935-1972. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647880493

From the description of Richard Harding Poff collection [manuscript], 1950-1950. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647999481

Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was born 3 July 1901 in Carroll County, Virginia, the son of Currell and Lodoska Maritn Dalton. he received his B.A. from the College of William and Mary as well as his law degree. Dalton was Commonwealth's Attorney for Radford, Virginia and state senator from 1944-1960. He was the Republican Party candidate for governor in 1953 and 1957. Dalton was appointed federal judge for the Western District of Virginia. His adopted son was John N. Dalton who served as governor of Virginia. Ted Dalton died 30 October 1989.

From the guide to the Ted Dalton Papers, 1933-1978, 1952-1959., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Richard Harding Poff was born in Radford, Virginia, October 19, 1923. His father was a railroad man. He grew up in Christiansburg and attended Roanoke College in 1942 and 1943 before joining the Army Air Corps. Poff was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying 35 missions as a bomber pilot in Europe during World War II. In 1948, Poff received his law degree from the University of Virginia.

In 1952, Poff was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. He served for ten consecutive terms and was the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon administration. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black died in September 1971, Poff was widely viewed as President Nixon's first choice to replace Black. His nomination drew opposition from liberals because of his opposition to school desegregation in 1956, and he took his name out of consideration for personal reasons. In 1972, Poff was appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia by Governor Linwood Holton and became the first Republican to serve on the Court in the twentieth century. Poff retired from the Court in 1988 and served as Senior Justice from 1989 to 2002.

From the guide to the Justice Richard H. Poff Papers, 1972-2002; 2011, (Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 579 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 707 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn John W. Dean III's Files, 7/9/1970 - 4/30/1973 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 576 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981. Oral history interview of Colgate W. Darden by Ann L. S. Southwell and Michael F. Plunkett [manuscript], [1972?]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Justice Richard H. Poff Papers, 1972-2002; 2011 Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library.
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 581 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Richard H. Poff Collection. 1955 - 1960. Motion Picture Films National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Cabinet Room tape number 54 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 10 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Poff, Richard H. (Richard Harding), 1923-. Richard Harding Poff collection [manuscript], 1950-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 585 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Ted Dalton Papers, 1933-1978, 1952-1959. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf McWane, Frederick William, 1889-. Papers : of Frederick William McWane, 1912-1961. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Clerk's Correspondence and other Records, 1918-2006 Supreme Court of Virginia Archives, Virginia State Law Library.
creatorOf Poff, Richard H. (Richard Harding), 1923-. Papers of Richard Harding Poff, 1935-1972. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dalton, Ted, 1901-1989. Papers, 1933-1978, 1952-1959. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 449 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Angell, Hughes T. Papers of Hughes Angell [manuscript], 1929, 1943-1981. University of Virginia. Library
Richard H. Poff Collection National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Spong, William B. (William Belser), 1920-1997. Papers of William B. Spong [manuscript], 1957-1988. University of Virginia. Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith A. Linwood(Abner Linwood)Holton person
associatedWith Angell, Hughes T. person
associatedWith Baker, Howard. person
associatedWith Benson, Ezra Taft. person
associatedWith Brown, Edmund G. (Edmund Gerald), 1905-1996, person
associatedWith Burton, Clarence G., 1886- person
associatedWith Butler, Caldwell, 1925- person
associatedWith Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966 person
associatedWith Dalton, Ted person
associatedWith Dalton, Ted, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Darden, Colgate W. (Colgate Whitehead), 1897-1981. person
associatedWith Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938- person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 person
associatedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006, person
associatedWith Godwin, Mills E. (Mills Edwin), 1914- person
associatedWith Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923- person
associatedWith Howard, A. E. Dick. person
associatedWith J. Lindsay(James Lindsay) Almond person
associatedWith McWane, Frederick William, 1889- person
associatedWith Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994, person
associatedWith Paschall, Davis Young, 1911- person
associatedWith Powell, Lewis F., 1907- person
associatedWith Republican Party (Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979 person
associatedWith Spong, William B. (William Belser), 1920-1997. person
associatedWith Thomas B. (Thomas Bahnson) Stanley. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. House corporateBody
associatedWith United States. National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Governor(1978-1982:Dalton) person
associatedWith Virginia. Supreme Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Supreme Court. Office of the Clerk. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. Supreme Court. State Law Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Woodrum, Clifton A. (Clifton Alexander), 1887-1950, person
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Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Water
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Antitrust law
Audio tape
Automobile insurance
Bills, Legislative
Civil rights
College of William and Mary
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Criminal procedure
Federal aid to education
Film strips
Firearms
Judges
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Labor unions
Obscenity (Law)
Patronage, Political
Patronage, Political
Postal service
Presidents
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Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
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Segregation in education
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Birth 1923-10-19

Death 2011-06-28

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