Saxon W. Holt

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Saxon W. Holt
Saxon W Holt 1912.jpg
24th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 19, 1938 – March 31, 1940
Governor James H. Price
Preceded by James H. Price
Succeeded by William M. Tuck
President pro tempore
of the Senate of Virginia
In office
January 14, 1920 – January 12, 1938
Preceded by C. Harding Walker
Succeeded by Henry T. Wickham
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
January 8, 1936 – January 12, 1938
Preceded by William A. Wright
Succeeded by Alexander L. Bivins
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 34th district
In office
January 9, 1924 – January 8, 1936
Preceded by Thomas J. Downing
Succeeded by Hundson Cary
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 36th district
In office
January 13, 1904 – January 9, 1924
Preceded by None (new district)
Succeeded by Morgan R. Mills
Personal details
Born Saxon Winston Holt
(1871-03-25)March 25, 1871
Surry, Virginia, U.S.
Died March 31, 1940(1940-03-31) (aged 69)
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Maria Davis Reynolds
Religion Presbyterian

Saxon Winston Holt (March 25, 1871 – March 31, 1940), a Democrat, served as a member of the Virginia Senate and as the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1938 until 1940.[1][2]

Holt, from Newport News, Virginia, held office from January 19, 1938, until his death on March 31, 1940. His unexpired term went unfilled.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Nov 2, 1937[3] General Saxon W. Holt Democratic 121,919 81.96
Samuel A. Reynolds Republican 24,758 16.64
Robert L. Alter Prohibition 2,085 1.40
James H. Price did not seek reelection; seat stayed Democratic

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External links[edit]

  • Saxon W. Holt at The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007