David E. Satterfield III

David Edward Satterfield III ( born December 2, 1920 in Richmond, Virginia; † September 30, 1988 ) was an American politician. Between 1965 and 1981 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Satterfield was the son of Congressman Dave E. Satterfield. He attended the common schools and studied at the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During the Second World War he served between 1942 and 1945 in the U.S. Navy. After that, he was a member of the reserve. After studying law and his 1948 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Richmond in this profession. Between 1950 to 1953 he served as Deputy Attorney General. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In the years 1954 to 1956 he was a town councilor in Richmond; 1960-1964 he sat in the House of Representatives of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1964 Satterfield was in the third electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of J. Vaughan Gary on January 3, 1965. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1981 eight legislatures. In this time were, among others, the Vietnam War, the end of the civil rights movement and the Watergate scandal. In 1980 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives David Satterfield practiced law in Washington and Arlington. He died on September 30, 1988 in Richmond.