Richard Harding POFF, Congress, VA (1923)


POFF, Richard Harding, a Representative from Virginia; born in Radford, Montgomery County, Va., October 19, 1923; attended the Christiansburg, Va., public schools; undergraduate work at Roanoke College, Salem, Va.; during the Second World War, served as a bomber pilot with the Eighth Air Force in England; flew thirty-five successful missions over Europe; awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross; was inactivated from the service as a first lieutenant serving from February 1943 to August 1945; University of Virginia at Charlottesville, LL.B., 1948; was admitted to the bar in June 1947, and commenced practice in Radford, Va., in 1948; delegate Republican National Convention, 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third Congress; reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation August 29, 1972, to become a justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia; is a resident of Midlothian, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present