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William Robeson Holloway

William Robeson Holloway, American journalist, consul.


  • Holloway, William Robeson was born on December 6, 1836 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Son of David P. (ex-Medical Corps, commissioner patents under President Lincoln), and Jane Ann (Paulson) H.

  • Education

    • Educated Richmond, Indiana, schools.


    • Read law in office Oliver P. Morton, Centerville, Indiana. Admitted to bar, 1860. Private secretary Governor O. P. Morton, 1861.

      Purchased Indianapolis Journal, 1864, and was several years its editor. State printer, 1861-1863. Postmaster Indianapolis, 1869-1881.

      Private secretary Mayor C. S. Denny, 1894-1895. Started Indianapolis Times, 1880, conducted it until 1886. United States Consul-General at St. Petersburg Russia, 1897-1904, Halifax, Nova Scoti, 1904-1907.


    • Author: Holloway’s Indianapolis (local history), 1872.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Richmond, Indiana, November 8, 1858, Eliza Brubank (died, August 1880).
    • father: David P. Holloway
    • spouse: Richmond
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    Born December 6, 1836