HOLADAY, William Perry, (1882 - 1946)


William Holaday, congressional campaign card (detail), 1921-1932, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HOLADAY, William Perry, a Representative from Illinois; born near Ridgefarm, Vermilion County, Ill., on December 14, 1882; attended the common schools, Vermilion Grove (Ill.) Academy, Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and the University of Missouri at Columbia; was graduated from the law department of the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1905; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Danville, Vermilion County, Ill.; assistant prosecuting attorney of Vermilion County 1905-1907; member of the State house of representatives 1909-1923; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Danville, Ill.; died in Georgetown, Vermilion County, Ill., January 29, 1946; interment in Georgetown Cemetery.