Day: June 29, 2011

Musings

R.I.P. Dick Poff

Richard Poff  represented the 6th District of Virginia when I wrote for The Floyd Press in high school and later The Roanoke Times. He was the first politician I covered as a newspaperman. He won his 6th District seat in 1952 while still in his 20s — capturing a post held by Democrats since reconstruction.

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