Maine: An Encyclopedia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Holland, Cornelius

(1783-1870) a U.S. Representative, was born in Sutton, Massachusetts on July 9, 1783. He attended the common schools, studied medicine and began his practice in Livermore in 1814.

Holland moved to Canton in 1815 also engaging in agricultural pursuits. A delegate to the Maine Constitutional Convention in 1819, he became a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1821 and 1822 and served in the Maine State Senate in 1822, 1825, and 1826.

Justice of the Peace 1826-1855, Holland was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James W. Ripley. Reelected to the Twenty-second Congress, he served from December 6, 1830, to March 3, 1833.

Thereafter he resumed the practice of medicine and engaged in agricultural pursuits for many years. Cornelius Holland died in Canton Point June 2, 1870, with interment in Hillside Cemetery.

This entry was posted in U.S. Representatives and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *