Member Biography

Edwin G. Holl 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1969       24 Republican
1970       24 Republican
1971       24 Republican
1972       24 Republican
1973       24 Republican
1974       24 Republican
1975       24 Republican
1976       24 Republican
1977       24 Republican
1978       24 Republican
1979       24 Republican
1980       24 Republican
1981       24 Republican
1982       24 Republican
1983       24 Republican
1984       24 Republican
1985       24 Republican
1986       24 Republican
1987       24 Republican
1988       24 Republican
1989       24 Republican
1990       24 Republican
1991       24 Republican
1992       24 Republican
1993       24 Republican
1994       24 Republican
1995       24 Republican
1996       24 Republican
1997       24 Republican
1998       24 Republican
1999       24 Republican
2000       24 Republican
2001       24 Republican
2002       24 Republican

COUNTIES: Bucks, Montgomery  


09/26/1916 - 08/09/2005

Edwin G. Holl (R24) Montgomery (Part) County 1969-1982 (R24) Bucks (Part) and Montgomery (Part) Counties 1983-1992 (R24) Montgomery (Part) County 1993-2002

Early Life:

Edwin G. Holl, born September 26, 1916, Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; son of Paul and Margaret Rupp Holl; Taylor School of Business; Temple University; Lehigh School of Aviation; owner, E.G. Holl Company, Industrial Equipment and Supplies; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1961-1966; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1967-2002, not a candidate for reelection, 2002; married, Katherine Heppe Brooker Eckert; married, Jeanette Mariotz Holl; died, August 9, 2005, Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Peter’s Union Cemetery, Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Head, E. G. Holl Company, Industrial Equipment and Supplies; licensed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial pilot, flight instructor; trumpet player; member, past president, Landsdale Lions Club; District Government Cabinet; past president, Landsdale Youth Council; founder, president, trustee, North Penn Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); former board chair, Valley Forge Council, Boy Scouts of America; founder, president, United States Navy League; chair, president, North Penn United Way; colonel, Civil Air Patrol, Pennsylvania Wing;

Member, Montgomery County Republican Executive Committee; Lansdale Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery County Health and Welfare Council; Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission; Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); State Transportation Advisory Committee; North Penn Church of Christ; Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; Montgomery County Health and Benefits Council; 32nd degree Mason, National Council, Boy Scouts of America; Moose; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE), Lansdale Historical Society; Pennsylvania Firefighters Legislative Caucus; State Planning Board; Manufacturers Golf and Country Club of Oreland; Union League; Trinity Lutheran Church of Lansdale; Arthur P. Noyes Foundation.


Recipient of awards for outstanding community service from Upper Perkiomen Chamber of Commerce; Souderton Area School District; American Family Institute; Lansdale Lions Club; Lansdale Junior Chamber of Commerce; service to youth Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); Outstanding Citizen North Penn Chamber of Commerce, 1968; National. POW/MIA 1973; Daughter American Revolution Honor Medal, 1981, Life Membership Fraternal Order Police; North Penn Chamber of Commerce Humanitarian Senior Member of the Year; Outstanding Support, National District Service Medal Civil Air Patrol, 1984; citation for "Outstanding Contribution" in passage of Child Car Restraint Safety Seat Bill from American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Highway Users Conference, 1984; Take Pride in Pennsylvania 1986 for Historic and Environmental Protection; recipient, United States Navy League Community Service Award; Boy Scouts of America Trail, Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards; National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award 1989-1996; recognition for support of public education from American Family Institute and Souderton Area School District; Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania Man of the Year, 1991; recipient B'nai B'rith Lifetime Achievement Award, 1994; Central Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year, 1994; honored for 22 years of service to Montgomery County Community College; Outstanding Citizen Award, Central Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Man of the Year Award, Department of Pennsylvania Catholic War Veterans, 1996; President's Award, Greater North Penn Area Transport Management Authority, 1996; Boy Scouts of America Mary Hart Award for exemplary and meritorious service, 1997; Law Enforcement Advocate Man of the Year Award, North Penn Chamber of Commerce, 1998; Distinguished Government Service Award, Northern Montgomery County Recycling Comm., 1998; 40 Years of Dedicated Service Award by National Conference of State Legislatures.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1961-1966.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Montgomery (Part) County, 1969-1982; Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Bucks (Part) and Montgomery (Part) Counties, 1983-1992; Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 24th district, Montgomery (Part) County, 1993-2002; committee assignments, Banking and Insurance (Chairman), Transportation (Vice Chairman), Appropriations, Environmental Resources and Energy; appointed, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1993-1996; appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 1993-1996; appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, 1995-1996; appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), 1995-1996; not a candidate for reelection, left office November 30, 2002.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1999). Crowell, G.; Secretary, Department of General Services. (Volume 114) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-35, 3-41; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-16.

Edwin G. Holl (1916-2005) - Find a Grave Memorial