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Elmer Joseph Holland

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Elmer Joseph Holland Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
9 Aug 1968 (aged 74)
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 30, Lot 292-3
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U.S. Congressman. He attended the University of Montpelier France, graduated from Saumur Cavalry School France and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, U.S. Army, during World War I. After the war, he engaged as an advertising manager for a glass manufacturer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1934-42) and superintendent of Pittsburgh highways and sewers, (1940-42). In 1942, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. McArdle, serving until 1943. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he served a s a Major in the U.S. Army, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. After his military service, he was a member of the member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1943-56). In 1956, he was elected to the Eighty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Vera Buchanan, reelected to the Eighty-fifth and the next five succeeding Congresses and served until his death.
U.S. Congressman. He attended the University of Montpelier France, graduated from Saumur Cavalry School France and served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery, U.S. Army, during World War I. After the war, he engaged as an advertising manager for a glass manufacturer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1934-42) and superintendent of Pittsburgh highways and sewers, (1940-42). In 1942, he was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. McArdle, serving until 1943. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he served a s a Major in the U.S. Army, in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. After his military service, he was a member of the member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1943-56). In 1956, he was elected to the Eighty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Vera Buchanan, reelected to the Eighty-fifth and the next five succeeding Congresses and served until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7383403/elmer_joseph-holland: accessed ), memorial page for Elmer Joseph Holland (8 Jan 1894–9 Aug 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7383403, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.