A Linwood Holton Jr.

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Birthday
21, 1923
Birthplace
Virginia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Virginia

About

Republican politician who served during the early 1970s as sixty-first Governor of Virginia. As governor, he created state government jobs for African-Americans and women and supported educational, mental health, and environmental initiatives.

Before Fame

After graduating from Washington and Lee University (in Virginia), he attended Harvard Law School.

Trivia

A moderate Republican, he eventually found his political views to be more in line with those of the Democratic Party and even endorsed Democratic candidate Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

Family Life

One of his four children, Anne Holton, married Democratic politician Tim Kaine and became First Lady of Virginia in 2006.

Associated With

Under the presidential administration of Richard Nixon, Holton briefly served as Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations.