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