The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Index to Politicians



  HOLLIDAY: See also John R. Haudenshield — Thomas Holliday Hicks — Samuel Edgar Nicholson — J. Holliday Veal — Joseph Walker Wear
  Holliday, Adam — of Mt. Union, Huntingdon County, Pa. Whig. Postmaster at Mt. Union, Pa., 1850-52. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Albert E. — of Laramie, Albany County, Wyo. Democrat. Postmaster at Laramie, Wyo., 1934-49 (acting, 1934). Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Bill — of Greenville, Wayne County, Mo. Republican. Candidate for Missouri state house of representatives from Wayne County, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Holliday, Bob See Robert Kelvin Holliday
  Holliday, Carey R. (born c.1951) — of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. Born about 1951. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Holliday, Cyrus Kurtz (1826-1900) — also known as Cyrus K. Holliday — of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan. Born in Cumberland County, Pa., April 3, 1826. Republican. Mayor of Topeka, Kan., 1859-60, 1867-68, 1869-70; first president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, 1860-63; member of Kansas state senate, 1861; Adjutant General of Kansas, 1864-65; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1874. Member, Freemasons. Died in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kan., March 29, 1900 (age 73 years, 360 days). Interment at Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Kan.
  Relatives: Married to Mary Dillon Jones.
  The town of Holliday, now the site of a landfill within the city of Shawnee, Kansas, was named for him.  — The World War II Liberty ship SS Cyrus K. Holliday (built 1943 at Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California; scrapped 1966) was named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Holliday, E. C. — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Cooper County Democratic Party, 1939. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Elias Selah (1842-1936) — also known as Elias S. Holliday — of Brazil, Clay County, Ind. Born in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind., March 5, 1842. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; mayor of Brazil, Ind., 1877-80, 1887-88; U.S. Representative from Indiana 5th District, 1901-09. Died in Brazil, Clay County, Ind., March 13, 1936 (age 94 years, 8 days). Interment at Cottage Hill Cemetery, Brazil, Ind.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Holliday, Francis E. — of Delaware City, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from New Castle County 12th District, 1949-52. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Frederick William Mackey (1828-1899) — of Virginia. Born in Winchester, Va., February 22, 1828. Democrat. Lawyer; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; wounded in battle and lost his right arm; Representative from Virginia in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65; Governor of Virginia, 1878-82. Suffered a stroke, and died two weeks later, in Winchester, Va., May 29, 1899 (age 71 years, 96 days). Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va.
  Relatives: Son of R. J. Holliday and Mary Catherine (Taylor) Holliday.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Holliday, George Judson — of Horry County, S.C. Member of South Carolina state senate from Horry County, 1904-08. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, George L. — of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Pittsburgh, Pa., 1898-1906. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Gibson C. — of Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Harold L. — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Democrat. Member of Missouri state house of representatives; elected 1964; elected unopposed 1966. Still living as of 1966.
  Holliday, J. T. — of Orange, Orange County, Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, J. W., Sr. — of Tarkio, Atchison County, Mo. Democrat. Physician; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Atchison County, 1925-28, 1931-32; defeated, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, James — of Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va. Republican. Postmaster at Moundsville, Va., 1861-63; Moundsville, W.Va., 1863. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, James O. — of Hurricane, Putnam County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Putnam County, 1962; candidate for Presidential Elector for West Virginia. Still living as of 1968.
  Holliday, John — of Glasgow County (now Greene County), N.C. Member of North Carolina house of commons from Glasgow County, 1794-96. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, John — U.S. Deputy Consul General in Hankow, as of 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, John C. — Prohibition candidate for Governor of Ohio, 1897. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Joseph R. — of Blair County, Pa. Republican. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Blair County 2nd District; elected 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Holliday, Joseph Richard — of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates 20th District; elected 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Holliday, Junius A. — of Missouri. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention 4th District, 1875. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Kel — of West Virginia. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state senate 8th District, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Kelvin E. (born c.1957) — of Fayette County, W.Va. Born about 1957. Fayette County Clerk, 1993-. Still living as of 2004.
  Relatives: Son of Sylvia (Lawson) Holliday and Robert Kelvin Holliday.
  Holliday, M. A., Sr. — of Garten, Fayette County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 3rd District, 1954. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Robert — of Groton, New London County, Conn. Socialist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1905; candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Groton, 1910, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Robert — of El Paso, El Paso County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Robert Kelvin (b. 1933) — also known as Robert K. Holliday; Bob Holliday — of Oak Hill, Fayette County, W.Va.; Fayetteville, Fayette County, W.Va. Born in Logan, Logan County, W.Va., February 11, 1933. Democrat. Newspaper editor and publisher; television producer; author; member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Fayette County; elected 1962, 1964, 1966; member of West Virginia state senate 11th District, 1969-72, 1981-94; resigned 1972, 1994; defeated, 1996. Presbyterian. Member, Pi Sigma Alpha; Freemasons; Scottish Rite Masons; Shriners. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Son of J. Kelvin Holliday and Kathleen (Harris) Holliday; married, December 23, 1956, to Sylvia Lawson; father of Kelvin E. Holliday.
  Holliday, Rosa — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Holliday, S. W. — of San Francisco, Calif. Member of California state assembly 5th District, 1858-59. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Tolbert (d. 1951) — of Hazard, Perry County, Ky. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1920; Perry County Sheriff, 1922-26. Died in 1951. Interment at Englewood Cemetery, Hazard, Ky.
  Holliday, W. J., Jr. — of Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, Walter — of Cleburne, Johnson County, Tex. Mayor of Cleburne, Tex., 1953-55. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Holliday, William H. (1843-1925) — of Wyoming. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, May 21, 1843. Democrat. Candidate for Governor of Wyoming, 1894. Died in Laramie, Albany County, Wyo., February 20, 1925 (age 81 years, 275 days). Interment at Green Hill Cemetery, Laramie, Wyo.

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