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Elmer Joseph Holland (January 8, 1894 – August 9, 1968) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Elmer J. Holland
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – August 9, 1968
Preceded byJames E. Van Zandt
Succeeded byJoseph M. Gaydos
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th district
In office
January 24, 1956 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byVera Buchanan
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd district
In office
May 19, 1942 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byJoseph A. McArdle
Succeeded byWilliam I. Troutman
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1934-1942
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
1943-1956
Personal details
Born(1894-01-08)January 8, 1894
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedAugust 9, 1968(1968-08-09) (aged 74)
Annapolis, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materDuquesne University
University of Montpellier

BiographyEdit

Elmer Holland was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the University of Montpellier, France. He was graduated from Saumur Cavalry School, France, in 1919. He served with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I as a second lieutenant of Field Artillery.

He was engaged as sales and advertising manager for a glass manufacturer from 1915 to 1933. He was elected as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1934 to 1942. He also served as the superintendent of highways and sewers in Pittsburgh from 1940 to 1942.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 77th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. McArdle and served from May 19, 1942, to January 3, 1943. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1942.

He served as a major in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1943 to 1956.

He was again elected to the 84th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Vera Buchanan. He served until his death from a heart attack in Annapolis, Maryland on August 9, 1968. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Elmer J. Holland (id: H000717)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-01-24
  • The Political Graveyard


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph A. McArdle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 33rd congressional district

1942–1943
Succeeded by
William I. Troutman
Preceded by
Vera Buchanan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 30th congressional district

1956–1963
Succeeded by
District Eliminated
Preceded by
James E. Van Zandt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1963–1968
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Gaydos