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Member From: 1832 - 1844
- Birth Date: October 1, 1799 Birth Place:Isle of Wight, Virginia
- Death Date: August 5, 1844
- Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
- Spouse: Caroline Carroll (November 22, 1828); Emily W. Carroll (April 3, 1844), sister of his first wife Caroline
- Education: University of North Carolina
- Military Service:
- Occupation/Profession: Lawyer - as an attorney he was a criminal lawyer with few equals and no superiors in lower Virginia.
- Additional Info: He was the fifth member of Congress from Isle of Wight County. At the time of his election in 1839 he promised if the Whigs carried his district during his term he would resign. WHen General William Henry Harrison, the Whig candidate for President, carried the district a year later, Holleman kept his word and resigned after a single term in Congress.
Speaker of the House, 1842-1844
- Bio: Born in Isle of Wight County, Va., October 1, 1799. Died in Smithfield, Va., August 5, 1844. Buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Smithfield, Va. Joel Holleman of Isle of Wight County was the son of John and Nancy (Thomas) Holleman. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he studied law, and began practice at Burwell Bay, Isle of Wight County. He was a member of the House of Delegates, 1832-36, 1841-44; State Senate, 1836-39; and the U. S. House of Representatives, 1839-40. He was the fifth member of Congress from Isle of Wight County. Like his predecessors, he was an attorney, and as a criminal lawyer had few equals and no superiors in lower Virginia. At the time of his election in 1839, he declared that if the Whigs carried his district during his tern he would resign. A year later, General William Henry Harrison, the Whig candidate for President, carried it by a large majority, and Mr. Holleman kept his word and resigned his seat after a single term. He married firstly, November 22, 1828, Caroline Carroll, daughter of Gray and Martha (stepmother) Carroll of Isle of Wight County, who died in 1842, and secondly, April 3, 1844, Emily W. Carroll, a sister of his first wife.
While he was Speaker of the House, the Clerk was GEORGE WYTHE MUNFORD.
- Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices:
Senate of Virginia, 1836-1839
U.S. House of Representatives, 1839-1840
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