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David Pierson HOLLOWAY

(1809-1883)

HOLLOWAY, David Pierson, a Representative from Indiana; born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, December 7, 1809; moved with his parents to Cincinnati in 1813; attended the common schools; learned the printing business and served four years in the office of the Cincinnati Gazette; moved to Richmond, Ind., in 1823; purchased the Richmond Palladium in 1832 and was its editor and proprietor until he died; member of the State house of representatives in 1843 and 1844; served in the State senate 1844-1850; appointed in 1849 examiner of land offices; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-fourth Congress); appointed Commissioner of Patents and served from 1861 to 1865; engaged as a patent attorney in Washington, D.C., until his death, September 9, 1883; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richmond, Ind.; reinterment in Earlham Cemetery.

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

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