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Box 3 is located in oversize

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1943-1970
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1943-1970
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1943-1970, of A. Linwood Holton (1923-) of Big Stone Gap, Roanoke, and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of papers relating to his time as a student at Washington and Lee University; his service in the United States Navy and his postwar veteran status, including photographs of American and Japanese submarines; his education at Harvard University Law School, including his bank account, exams, and grades; his efforts to locate a job after law school, successfully finding one in Roanoke; a letter, 19 March [n.y.], from Reinhold Niebuhr to a Mrs. Lockwo[o]d concerning a lecture he delivered at Harvard; a composition on the merits of the Republican Party; tax records; and a Washington and Lee fundraiser. Papers also include color and black-and-white photographs taken at Holton's inauguration as Virginia's governor; newspaper clippings, brochures, and notes on political issues; military and identification cards; a poem on Holton's winning the governorship; and two computer tapes dated 4 November 1968 by the United Citizens for Nixon and Agnew-Virginia
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Abner Linwood Holton was born 21 September 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia, to Abner Linwood Holton (b. ca. 1880) and Edith Van Gorder Holton. He attended local schools, then received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1944. Holton served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He then attended Harvard Law School, receiving his LL.B. in 1949. Admitted to the Virginia bar that same year, Holton commenced practicing in Roanoke. He became active in the Virginia Republican Party. He was the unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1965, then won election in 1969. Holton served as governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. After his term ended, he served as assistant secretary of state for congressional relations in 1974. Holton resigned that position and practiced law in Washington D.C. He married Virginia Harrison Rogers 10 January 1953, and they had four children.
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Vi
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Papers
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Box 3 is located in oversize
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Box 3 is located in oversize
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1.475
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Holton, A. Linwood
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001536892
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