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Cornelius HOLLAND

(1783-1870)

HOLLAND, Cornelius, a Representative from Maine; born in Sutton, Mass., July 9, 1783; attended the common schools; studied medicine and commenced practice in Livermore, Maine, in 1814; moved to Canton, Maine, in 1815; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Maine constitutional convention in 1819; member of the Maine house of representatives in 1821 and 1822; served in the State senate in 1822, 1825, and 1826; justice of the peace 1826-1855; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James W. Ripley; reelected to the Twenty-second Congress and served from December 6, 1830, to March 3, 1833; resumed the practice of medicine and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Canton Point, Maine, June 2, 1870; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

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

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