The Resource Joel T. Broyhill papers

Joel T. Broyhill papers

Joel T. Broyhill papers, 1952-1974
Joel T. Broyhill papers
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This collection contains documents pertaining to Joel Broyhill's career as a U.S. Congressman representing Virginia's 10th district. Materials in the collection deriving from his career as a legislator include bills, House resolutions, official records, press releases, Congressional (83rd-93rd) newsletters, papers, personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, schedules, and budgets
Biographical or historical data
Joel Thomas Broyhill was born in Hopewell, Virginia, in 1919. After graduating from George Washington University in 1941, Broyhill served as a captain and rifle company commander for the U.S. Army during World War II. His service in Germany, which included capture during the Battle of the Bulge and escape from a prisoner-of-war camp, earned him a bronze star. After the war, Broyhill returned to Arlington, Virginia, to work as a partner and general manager of his father's real-estate business, M.T. Broyhill and Sons, which flourished during the post-War suburban economic boom. Broyhill won his seat in Congress in 1952, the year of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential landslide. During his career as state representative, Broyhill became an influential member of the House District Committee and a master of legislative strategy. In 1974, in the wake of the Watergate scandal and the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, Broyhill lost his seat to Democrat Joseph L. Fisher.
Cataloging source
Language note
In English
Joel T. Broyhill papers
  • Special Collections and Archives
33 linear ft.
Governing access note
Collection is open to research
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Joel T. Broyhill and Virginia Lampe in 1985-1988.
Organization method
Organized chronologically and by subject.
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