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Elmer Joseph HOLLAND

(1894-1968)

HOLLAND, Elmer Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., January 8, 1894; attended the public schools, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and the University of Montpelier, France; was graduated from Saumur Cavalry School, France, in 1919; served with the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War as a second lieutenant of Field Artillery; engaged as sales and advertising manager for a glass manufacturer 1915-1933; member of the State house of representatives 1934-1942; superintendent of highways and sewers, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1940-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. McArdle and served from May 19, 1942, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; served as a major in the European Theater of Operations during the Second World War; member of the State senate 1943-1956; elected to the Eighty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Vera Buchanan; reelected to the Eighty-fifth and the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 24, 1956, until his death in Annapolis, Md., August 9, 1968; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

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

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