01/08/1894 - 08/09/1968

HOLLAND, Elmer Joseph, a Representative from Allegheny County; born, January 8, 1894 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa.; attended, Fifth Avenue High School; attended, Duquesne University; attended, University of Montpelier, France; A.B. degree, University of Pittsburgh; graduated, Civil Affairs School, United States Army and American School Center, Shrivenhan, England; graduated, Saumur Artillery School, France (1917-1919); lieutenant, American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army (World War I); major, Allied Military Government, United States Army (1943-1944, World War II); sales and advertising manager, glass manufacturer (1915-1933); ward chairman; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1934; reelected to serve 3 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Legislative Committee to Study the Public School System (1935-1936); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1942); appointed, Superintendent of Highways and Sewers, city of Pittsburgh (April 1, 1940-1942); elected, United States Congress (Special Election, May 19, 1942-January 3, 1943); not a candidate for reelection to Congress (1942); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1943-February 7, 1956); appointed, Joint Legislative Committee on Alcoholism (1947-1948); reelected, United States Congress (Special Election, January 24, 1956-1968); died in the office of Congress, August 9, 1968 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland; interred, Arlington National Cemetery, city of Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.

Archival Collections

Congressional Papers of Elmer Joseph Holland, 1956-1968, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh Library System, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Elmer J. Holland went on to serve in congress

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