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  Holt, Rush D.
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AffiliationRepublican  
  1935-01-01  
 
NameRush D. Holt
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Weston, West Virginia , United States
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Born June 19, 1905
DiedFebruary 08, 1955 (49 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Feb 11, 2022 09:50pm
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Senator from West Virginia; born in Weston, Lewis County, W.Va., June 19, 1905; attended the public schools and West Virginia University at Morgantown; graduated from Salem (W.Va.) College in 1924; became a high school teacher and athletic coach; instructor at Salem (W.Va.) College and Glenville (W.Va.) State Teachers' College; member, State house of delegates 1931-1935; member of the United States delegation to the Interparliamentary Conference, Oslo, Norway, in 1939; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on November 6, 1934, for the term beginning January 3, 1935, but not having reached the age qualification required by the Constitution did not take his seat until June 21, 1935, and served until January 3, 1941; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; elected to the State house of delegates in 1942, 1944, 1946, and 1948; unsuccessful for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1944 and for the Democratic nomination in 1948 for United States Senator; engaged in research work; changed party affiliation in 1949 and was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Eighty-second Congress in 1950, and for election as Governor in 1952; elected to the State house of delegates in 1954 and served until his death; died in Bethesda, Md., February 8, 1955; interment in Macpelah Cemetery, Weston, W.Va.


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FAMILY
Wife Helen F. Holt 00, 1941-Feb 08, 1955
Son Rush Holt 1948-
Father Mathew S. Holt 1850-1939

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  11/02/1954 WV State House - Lewis Won 54.00% (+8.00%)
  11/04/1952 WV Governor Lost 48.46% (-3.09%)
  05/13/1952 WV Governor - R Primary Won 48.29% (+18.56%)
  11/07/1950 WV District 03 Lost 45.59% (-8.82%)
  08/01/1950 WV District 3 - R Primary Won 69.08% (+44.65%)
  05/11/1948 WV US Senate - D Primary Lost 26.26% (-22.97%)
  05/09/1944 WV Governor - D Primary Lost 23.89% (-42.36%)
  05/14/1940 WV US Senate - D Primary Lost 24.58% (-12.64%)
  11/06/1934 WV US Senate Won 55.14% (+10.74%)
  08/07/1934 WV US Senate - D Primary Won 38.03% (+19.28%)
ENDORSEMENTS
WV US Senate - D Primary - May 12, 1936 D Ralph M. Hiner