Elmer Joseph Joseph Holland Edit Profile
He attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and the University of Montpellier, France. He was graduated from Saumur Cavalry School, France, in 1919.
He served with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I as a second lieutenant of Field Artillery. He was engaged as sales and advertising manager for a glass manufacturer from 1915 to 1933. He also served as the superintendent of highways and sewers in Pittsburgh from 1940 to 1942.
He was elected as a Democrat to the 77th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph A. McArdle and served from May 19, 1942, to January 3, 1943. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1942. He served as a major in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. He was again elected to the 84th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Vera Buchanan.
He served until his death from a heart attack in Annapolis, Maryland on August 9, 1968. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
Member general assembly Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1934-1941, senate, 1942-1956. Member 77th Congress, and 84th-87th Congresses, 30th Pennsylvania. Member United Steelworkers American, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Served as Lieutenant Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917-1920. Member Veterans Foreign Wars (commander), American Legion.
Married Emily Jane Wilson, June 30, 1941. Children: Jane, Christine.