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Holt was a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1931-1954 and a senator from 1935-1941 on the Democratic ticket. By 1936, Holt emerged as a vocal conservative critic of the New Deal, attacking, for example, the Works Progress Administration as corrupt and inefficient. He switched to the Republican party in 1949.