Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
SATTERFIELD, David Edward, III (1920-1988)

SATTERFIELD, DAVID EDWARD, III, (son of David Edward Satterfield, Jr.), a Representative from Virginia; born in Richmond, Va., December 2, 1920; educated in the public schools, St. Christopher's Preparatory School, the University of Richmond, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; served in the United States Navy from January 1942 to December 1945; member of the Naval Air Reserve since 1946; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1948 and commenced the practice of law in Richmond, Va.; assistant United States attorney, 1950-1953; councilman, city of Richmond, 1954-1956; served in the State house of delegates, 1960-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va.; was a resident of Richmond, Va., until his death there on September 30, 1988.

University of Richmond
Special Collections, Boatwright Library
Richmond, VA
Papers: 1965-1981, 304 boxes.
This collection contains the Congressional papers from Satterfield's terms in the United States House of Representatives, 1965-1981. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: David E. Satterfield, 3d, Democratic Representative from Virginia. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.