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David P. Holloway

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David Pierson Holloway (December 7, 1809 – September 9, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1855 to 1857.

Early life and career

Born in Waynesville, Ohio, Holloway moved with his parents to Cincinnati in 1813. He attended the common schools. Learned the printing business and served four years in the office of the Cincinnati Gazette. He moved to Richmond, Indiana, in 1823. Purchased the Richmond Palladium in 1832 and was its editor and proprietor until he died.

Political career

He served as member of the State House of Representatives in 1843 and 1844. He served in the State Senate 1844–1850. He was appointed in 1849 examiner of land offices.


Holloway was elected as an Indiana People's Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1857). He served as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-fourth Congress).

Later career and death

He was appointed commissioner of patents and served from 1861 to 1865. He engaged as a patent attorney in Washington, D.C., until his death, September 9, 1883. He was interred in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richmond, Indiana. He was reinterred in Earlham Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "David P. Holloway (id: H000730)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
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