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Pennsylvania State Senate

Elmer Joseph Holland


Session Year Position District Party
1943 38 Democrat
1945 38 Democrat
1947 38 Democrat
1949 38 Democrat
1951 38 Democrat
1953 38 Democrat
1955 38 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny


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.