William Harrison Holly (September 19, 1869 - January 30, 1958) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Holly read law to enter the bar in 1891. He was in private practice in Macomb, Illinois from 1891 to 1902, and then in Chicago, Illinois until 1914. He was an assistant state's attorney of Cook County, Illinois from 1914 to 1916, thereafter returning to private practice in Chicago until 1933.
On November 8, 1933, Holly received a recess appointment from Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois vacated by George A. Carpenter. Formally nominated on January 8, 1934, Holly was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 20, 1934, and received commission on March 1, 1934. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1943, and served in that capacity until his death, in 1958.
William Harrison Holly at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.,
Holly, William Harrison
United States federal judge
Date of birth
September 19, 1869
Place of birth
Date of death
January 30, 1958
Place of death