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HOLLOWAY, David P., commissioner of patents, born in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio, 6 December, 1809; died in Washington, D. C., 10 Sept, 1883. He removed with his parents to Cincinnati in 1813, and learned the printer's trade at Richmond, Indiana In 1833 he purchased "The Richmond Palladium," and was its editor for several years. He was a member of the state legislature in 1843, of the state senate in 1844-'53, and was then elected a representative in congress, serving from 3 December, 1855, till 3 March. 1857. He was commissioner of patents from 28 March, 1861, till 17 August, 1865.
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