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Elmer Joseph Holland
Major, United States Army
Member of Congress
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Elmer Joseph Holland (1894-1968) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1894. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1934-42; U.S.  Representative from Pennsylvania, 1942-43, 1956-68 (33rd District 1942-43, 30th District 1956-63, 20th District 1963-68); major in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1943-56. Died in Annapolis, Md., August 9, 1968.
Courtesy of the United States House of Representatives:

HOLLAND, Elmer Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1894; attended the public schools, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the University of Montpelier, France; was graduated from Samaur 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.


HOLLAND, ELMER J
MAJ AGD WASH DC USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/08/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1968
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/12/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 292-3
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 16 July 2000 Updated: 26 November 2000 Updated: 7 March 2003 Updated: 26 September 2004 Updated: 6 August 2006
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