G. William Whitehurst

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G. William Whitehurst
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byPorter Hardy, Jr.
Succeeded byOwen B. Pickett
Personal details
Born (1925-03-12) March 12, 1925 (age 98)
Norfolk, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWashington and Lee University (B.A.)
University of Virginia (M.A.)
West Virginia University (Ph.D.)
ProfessionJournalist, Professor

George William Whitehurst (born March 12, 1925) is an American professor and politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from the state of Virginia. He began his career as a professor at the College of William and Mary.

Whitehurst was elected to Congress in 1968 as a Republican from a district based in the Hampton Roads area. He was the first Republican to represent that part of Virginia since the Great Depression,[1] and only the second Republican elected to a full term from that district in the 20th century.

On October 6, 2016, Whitehurst, along with other Republican former members of Congress, was co-signator of a letter opposing Donald J. Trump's candidacy for the office of president.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Walzer, Phil (6 March 2015). "Ex-congressman Whitehurst to Receive Norfolk Award". The Virginia Pilot. Archived from the original on 25 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. Bash, Dana; Kopan, Tal (6 October 2016). "30 Former GOP Lawmakers Sign Anti-Trump Letter". CNN. Retrieved 6 October 2016.

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