David E. Satterfield III

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David Edward Satterfield III
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by J. Vaughan Gary
Succeeded by Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
1960 – 1964
Personal details
Born (1920-12-02)December 2, 1920
Richmond, Virginia
Died September 30, 1988(1988-09-30) (aged 67)
Richmond, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Profession lawyer
Religion Episcopalian[1]

David Edward Satterfield III (December 2, 1920 – September 30, 1988) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia's 3rd congressional district. He served eight consecutive terms from 1965 until 1981. His father, Dave E. Satterfield, Jr., served in the House of Representatives from 1937–1945.

Biography[edit]

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Satterfield served as an assistant United States attorney from 1950–1953, a Richmond city councilman from 1954–1956, and in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1960–1964.

He was admitted to the bar in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. He practiced law in Richmond, and, after he left Congress, in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1964; Satterfield was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 34.48% of the vote, defeating Republican Richard D. Obenshain and Independents Edward E. Haddock and Stanley Smith.
  • 1966; Satterfield was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1968; Satterfield was re-elected with 60.25% of the vote, defeating Republican John S. Hansen.
  • 1970; Satterfield was re-elected with 67.24% of the vote, defeating Republican J. Harvie Wilkinson III and Independent Mrs. Ulrich Troubetskoy.
  • 1972; Satterfield was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1974; Satterfield was re-elected with 88.53% of the vote, defeating Independent Alan R. Ogden.
  • 1976; Satterfield was re-elected with 88.06% of the vote, defeating Independent Ogden.
  • 1978; Satterfield was re-elected with 87.85% of the vote, defeating Independent Ogden.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Vaughan Gary
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd congressional district

1965–1981
Succeeded by
Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.