|Birth: ||Feb. 22, 1828|
|Death: ||May 20, 1899|
Governor of Virginia. He was born Frederick William Mackey Holliday on February 22, 1828 in Winchester, Virginia. His father was Dr. R.J. Holliday and his mother was the former Mary Catherine Taylor. A highly educated man, he went to the Winchester Academy and later attended Yale University where he earned degrees in philosophy and politics. He later attended the University of Virginia where he obtained his law degree. During the Civil War he was the Commonwealth's Attorney for Frederick County, Virginia and also served in the Stonewall Brigade. He was first Captain of Company D, Mountain Rangers, of Winchester (a division of the 33rd regiment of the Stonewall Brigade). At the Battle of Cedar Mountain he was critically wounded in his right arm, which became so infected it had to be amputated. He resigned his commission as a Colonel on March 1, 1864. He trained himself to write well with his left arm and resumed his law practice and also tended his modest farm. Always interested in politics, in 1878 he became governor of the State of Virginia. Until Holliday, govenors had modest inauguration ceremonies. but he broke from this with a ceremony that included parades, military bands and delivered a speech before a crowd of 10,000 people in Richmond. He was governor until 1882. After his term, he began a tour of the world and traveled to many nations. He died on May 20, 1899 at age 71 and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, Virginia.
(bio by: R. C. Anderson)
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Sloan Harrison Holliday (James Wood High School) here. My cousin Logan says he is our ancestor. (He is into genealogy stuff.) Favorite Quote//Always interested in politics, in 1878 he became governor of the State of Virginia. Until Holliday, govenors ha...(Read more)|
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