Linwood Holton

American politician
(Redirected from A. Linwood Holton, Jr.)

Abner Linwood Holton, Jr. (born September 21, 1923) is an American and attorney. He served as the 61st Governor of Virginia. He served as governor from 1970 to 1974. He was the first Republican governor since Reconstruction.[1][2] Holton, Jr. was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

Linwood Holton
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Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs
In office
February 28, 1974 – January 31, 1975
PresidentRichard Nixon
Preceded byMarshall Wright
Succeeded byRobert J. McCloskey
61st Governor of Virginia
In office
January 17, 1970 – January 12, 1974
LieutenantSargeant Reynolds
Henry Howell
Preceded byMills E. Godwin, Jr.
Succeeded byMills E. Godwin, Jr.
Personal details
Abner Linwood Holton, Jr.

(1923-09-21) September 21, 1923 (age 98)
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWashington and Lee University
Harvard University

Holton is the father-in-law of United States Senator of Virginia Tim Kaine.


  1. Apple, Jr., R. W. (1989-09-25). "Though Racial Politics Lurks, It Is Muted in Virginia Contest". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
  2. Rich, Frank (2008-02-17). "The Grand Old White Party Confronts Obama". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-17.