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Holt family of Weston, West Virginia

Note: This is just one of 1,130 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

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  Homer A. Holt (1831-1898) — of Greenbrier County, W.Va. Born April 27, 1831. Democrat. Judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1890-96. Died January 7, 1898 (age 66 years, 255 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Grandfather of Homer Adams Holt (1898-1975).
  Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
  Homer Adams Holt (1898-1975) — also known as Homer A. Holt — of Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va., March 1, 1898. Democrat. Lawyer; chair of Fayette County Democratic Party, 1929; West Virginia state attorney general, 1933-37; Governor of West Virginia, 1937-41. Presbyterian. Member, Phi Kappa Psi. Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, W.Va., January 16, 1975 (age 76 years, 321 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Byrne Holt and Emma (McWhorter) Holt; married, March 22, 1924, to Isabel Wood; grandson of Homer A. Holt (1831-1898); distant cousin *** of Rush Dew Holt.
  Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) — also known as Rush D. Holt — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Born in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., June 19, 1905. School teacher; athletic coach; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lewis County, 1931-35, 1942-50, 1955; defeated (Democratic), 1928; died in office 1955; U.S. Senator from West Virginia, 1935-41; defeated in Democratic primary, 1940; candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1944, 1952. Member, Elks; Moose. Died in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., February 8, 1955 (age 49 years, 234 days). Interment at Macpelah Cemetery, Weston, W.Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Matthew S. Holt and Lela (Dew) Holt; married to Helen Holt; father of Rush D. Holt (1948-); distant cousin *** of Homer Adams Holt.
  Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Helen Holt — also known as Mrs. Rush D. Holt — of Weston, Lewis County, W.Va. Republican. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Lewis County, 1955-56; appointed 1955; delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1956; candidate for secretary of state of West Virginia, 1958. Female. Still living as of 1958.
  Relatives: Married to Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955).
  Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
  Rush D. Holt (b. 1948) — of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, N.J.; Pennington, Mercer County, N.J. Born in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., October 15, 1948. Democrat. College professor; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 12th District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 2013. Protestant. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955).
  Political family: Holt family of Weston, West Virginia.
  Campaign slogan (2013): "Teacher, Scientist, Progressive."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
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