US Congressman. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, he graduated from Yale University in 1911 and attended the University of Munich (Germany) in 1911 and 1912. He returned to the United States and graduated from the Harvard University Law School in 1915. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio and practiced as an attorney in Cincinnati. During World War I, he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and soon became Captain of Battery B with the 46th Artillery Corps. After the war, he continued to serve in the Army and became commander of the 3rd Battalion with the American Relief Administration. He returned to the United States in 1919 and resumed his law practice. Elected by Congress on November 3, 1931 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nicholas Longworth IV, he represented Ohio's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives. A Republican Party member, he was reelected twice and served from 1931 to 1937. He was unsuccessful as a candidate for reelection in 1936. Hollister was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1952. He was appointed to lead the United Nations Relief Rehabilitation Association after World War II in Holland in 1945. He was also the executive director of the Hoover Commission from 1953 to 1955. He died at his residence in Cincinnati in 1979 when he was 88 years old.
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Ellen West Rollins Hollister