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Governor Linwood Holton

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Office Dates:  Jan 17, 1970 - Jan 12, 1974

Born:  Sep 21, 1923

Birth State:  Virginia

Party:  Republican

Family:  Married Virginia Harrison Rogers; four children

School(s):  Washington and Lee University, Harvard Law School

Military Service:  Navy


LINWOOD HOLTON, JR. was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, on September 21, 1923. In 1944, Holton received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University. He received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1949. Governor Holton served with the Submarine Force during World War II and he was a captain with the U.S. Naval Reserve. He served on the Virginia Republican State Central Committee and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1960 and 1968. Holton has been a member of the Roanoke, Virginia; and American Bar Associations, president of the Roanoke Chapter of Washington and Lee Alumni Association, board member for the Roanoke Fine Arts Center, and National Governors' Conference Executive Committee (1970-1971). Governor Holton chaired the Republican Governors Association (1972-1973) and the Southern Regional Education Board (1972-1973). He went on to serve briefly as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, after which he joined the law firm of Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC.

Sources:

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols

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