Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BATEMAN, Herbert Harvell (1928-2000)

BATEMAN, HERBERT HARVELL, a Representative from Virginia; born in Perquimans County, N.C., August 7, 1928; attended public schools of Virginia; graduated, Newport News High School, Newport News, Va., 1945; B.A., College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., 1949; LL.B., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1956; served, United States Air Force, 1951-1953; teacher; admitted to the Virginia bar, 1956; law clerk, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1956-1957; partner, private law practice; member, Virginia senate, 1968-1983; delegate, Virginia State Republican conventions, 1976-1982; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1983, until his death in Leesburg, Va., on September 11, 2000; interment in Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery, Newport News, Va.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library
Williamsburg, VA
Papers: 1946-1982, 12,731 items.
The collection includes office files, 1968-1982, of Herbert H. Bateman, Virginia Republican State Senator from Newport News. Included are materials concerning Herbert Bateman's sponsorship of coastal zone land management bills, bills for execution by lethal injection, bills for mandatory sentencing by judges in criminal cases and his activities on behalf of the port of Newport News, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company and the Virginia seafood industry. The largest body of material concerns Herbert Bateman's 1975-1977 efforts as paid counsel and as senator to minimize the economic impact of the poisoning of the James River by kepone on the Virginia seafood industry. An inventory is available in the library.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1982-1994, 10 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during the campaigns of Herbert H. Bateman for the 1982, 1984, 1990, and 1994 Virginia congressional primaries.