Inauguration of Governor Mills E. Godwin
Original Author: Richard N. Anderson
Created: 1966
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: University of Virginia Special Collections

Inauguration of Governor Mills E. Godwin

Governor Mills E. Godwin and Lieutenant Governor Fred G. Pollard sit in an open car, surrounded by photographers and curious onlookers on their inauguration day in January 1966. Godwin was a Democratic loyalist of the Byrd Organization and won the election despite the declining power of that state political machine. Godwin later switched parties and served as a Republican governor of Virginia from 1974 to 1978.

Citation: Richard N. Anderson Photographs, Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.