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Alexander Richmond HOLLADAY

(1811-1877)

HOLLADAY, Alexander Richmond, a Representative from Virginia; born in Prospect Hill, Spotsylvania County, Va., September 18, 1811; attended the public schools, received special training under John Lewis of Spotsylvania County, and attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Spotsylvania, Orange, and Louisa Counties; member of the State house of delegates 1845-1847; held several local offices; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (Thirty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination; moved to Richmond, Va., in 1853 and practiced law; president of the Virginia Board of Public Works 1857-1861; died in Richmond, Va., January 29, 1877; interment in family burial ground called “Prospect Hill” in Spotsylvania County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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