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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1965-1974
Inclusive dates
1965-1974
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1965-1974, of A. Linwood Holton (1923-), of Roanoke and McLean, Virginia, consisting of correspondence with Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Mills E. Godwin (1914-1999), William W. Scranton (1917-), and Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994) concerning Holton's 1965 gubenatorial campaign and defeat; correspondence with H. Dunlop "Buz" Dawbarn (1915-1998) and Cynthia S. Newman about Holton's 1969 election victory and his governorship; editorials and articles on the completion of Holton's term as governor, January 1974, Virginia's prisons, the Nixon administration, and the donation of Holton's papers to the state library; valedictorian address by Tayloe Holton at John F. Kennedy High School, Richmond, Virginia, 12 June 1974; address and rough notes for address by Holton at John F. Kennedy High School commencement, 12 June 1974; and photographs of Holton's official visit to France in 1970
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Biographical or historical data
Abner Linwood Holton was born 21 September 1923 in Roanoke, Virginia, to Abner Linwood Holton 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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  • The Library of Virginia
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.225
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  • Holton, Linwood A.
  • Holton, Linwood A.
  • Holton, Linwood A.
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001536880
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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