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Homer Adams Holt

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Mar 01, 1898

Homer Adams Holt was born in Lewisburg

1918

Homer Holt graduated from Washington and Lee University

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1919

Homer Holt was discharged from the army at the end of WWI

1923

Homer Holt received a law degree from Washington and Lee University

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1924

Homer Holt married Isabel Wood of Charlottesville, Virginia

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1929

Homer Holt began working with Governor Kump on the state's finances following the stock market crash

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Nov 08, 1932

The Tax Limitation Amendment was passed by voters

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Nov 03, 1936

Homer Holt beat Sumers H. Sharp in the gubernatorial election

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Jan 18, 1937

Homer Holt becomes West Virginia's 20th governor, replacing Herman Kump

1938

Gov. Homer Holt supported the Short Ballot Amendment to the state constitution

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1938

The Short Ballot Amendment was rejected by voters

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1939

Gov. Homer Holt sent a letter promising support if the striking miners in Fayette, Raleigh, Mercer and McDowell counties returned to work without labor contract

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1940

Matthew M. Neely won the Democratic nomination for governor while still serving the U.S. Senate

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1941

Homer Holt began practicing law in Charleston

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1947

Homer Holt became general counsel for the Union Carbide company in New York City

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Nov 06, 1956

Cecil Underwood became West Virginia's youngest governor, and the first Republican governor since 1932

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Jan 16, 1976

Homer Holt died


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