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. Holton, Jr. was born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.
|Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs|
February 28, 1974 – January 31, 1975
|Preceded by||Marshall Wright|
|Succeeded by||Robert J. McCloskey|
|61st Governor of Virginia|
January 17, 1970 – January 12, 1974
|Preceded by||Mills E. Godwin, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Mills E. Godwin, Jr.|
Abner Linwood Holton, Jr.
September 21, 1923
Big Stone Gap, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||Washington and Lee University|