Richard Harding Poff (1972-1988)

Further reading:

John W. Dean, The Rehnquist Choice: the Untold Story of the Nixon Appointment that Redefined the Supreme Court (2001). Poff was among the contenders for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1971-1972.


Research collections:

Roanoke Public Libraries (Virginia Room)
Roanoke, Va.
Congressman Richard Poff Collection, 1954-1971; 1 box.
Congressman Poff’s “Report from Washington” newsletter to constituents, 1954-1971; finding aid available.

University of Virginia (Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, Va.
Richard Harding Poff collection, 1950-1970; 9 items.
Recordings and films of Congressman Poff’s radio and television broadcasts. Guide available in reading room and on microfilm.

Richard Harding Poff Papers, 1935-1972; 20,000 items, circa.
Congressional papers, Virginia’s 6th District; correspondence, speeches, press releases, legislative research material, questionnaires, newsletters, scrapbooks, guestbooks, films of Washington Report, and tapes of campaign advertisements. Guide available in reading room and on microfilm.

Virginia State Law Library/Supreme Court of Virginia
Richmond, Va.
Richard H. Poff Papers, 1972-2002; 2011; 82 boxes. Papers relating to Poff’s tenure as justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Chiefly case files; also includes correspondence, 1972-2002; and speeches, 1961 and 1973-1988. Finding aid available.