Marjorie Holt

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Marjorie Holt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1987
Preceded byPaul Sarbanes
Succeeded byCharles Thomas McMillen
Personal details
Born(1920-09-17)September 17, 1920
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
DiedJanuary 6, 2018(2018-01-06) (aged 97)
Severna Park, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseDuncan Holt (died March 2014)
Alma materJacksonville Junior College, University of Florida

Marjorie Holt (née Sewell; September 17, 1920 – January 6, 2018),[1] a Republican, was a U.S. Congresswoman who represented Maryland's 4th congressional district from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1987. She was the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Maryland.[2] Holt died on January 6, 2018, in Severna Park, Maryland, aged 97.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and attended Jacksonville Junior College (now Jacksonville University). In 1940–1941 she attended the University of Florida College of Law and was admitted to the Florida bar in 1949 and the Maryland bar in 1962, and commenced practice in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Political career[edit]

In 1972, Holt was elected as a Republican to Congress and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1987.[2] She represented a district that stretched from Brooklyn Park to Eagle Harbor and included Glen Burnie, Annapolis and Crofton. The district also included Andrews Air Force Base. She did not seek reelection in 1986 and resumed the practice of law in Baltimore.[1] She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to be a member of the General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament.[4] She was a resident of Severna Park, Maryland.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Schudel, Matt (January 9, 2018). "Marjorie Holt, Maryland's first Republican congresswoman, dies at 97". The Washington Post.
  2. ^ a b United States Congress. "Marjorie Holt (id: H000747)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ "Obituary | Marjorie S. Holt". Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A. 2018.
  4. ^ "HOLT, Marjorie Sewell". US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives. Retrieved November 6, 2019.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by