Greg J. Holbrock
|Gregory John Holbrock|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
|Preceded by||Harry N. Routzohn|
|Succeeded by||Harry P. Jeffrey|
June 21, 1906|
|Died||September 4, 1992
|Resting place||St. Stephens Mausoleum|
|Spouse(s)||Bernice A. Heringer|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1943-1946|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Holbrock was born in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of George H. and Clara C. (Beck) Holbrock. His father was a shoemaker by trade who became a successful merchant and partner with his younger brother William G. Holbrock in the Holbrock Brothers Dry Goods store in Hamilton and a branch, Middletown Dry Goods, in Middletown, Ohio.
Greg Holbrock attended St. Stephen's parochial school, graduated from St. Xavier High School and attended Notre Dame University. He received his Ph.D. from Xavier University in 1928 and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1932. Greg Holbrock began the private practice of law in Hamilton. He met Bernice A. Heringer (1909–2005) at Xavier University and on June 1, 1938 they married; they had five children.
He supported $7 billion in aid to Britain, Lend-Lease, and the 1941 amendment to the Neutrality Act to remove restrictions that forbade U.S. vessels from entering combat zones and US citizens from sailing on vessels of belligerents. In 1942, although favored to retain his seat, he was defeated for re-election.
After the war, Holbrock returned to the private practice of law, but remained very active in Democratic politics and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948 and 1960. He became chairman of the Butler County Democratic Executive Committee in 1950 and served sixteen years in that capacity until 1966.
Greg John Holbrock died in Hamilton, aged 86, and was interred with his wife Bernice in St. Stephen’s Mausoleum, Hamilton, Ohio.
- Hover, Barnes, Jones, Conover, Wright, Leiter, Bradfords, Culkins, eds. Memoirs of the Miami Valley, 3 vols, Chicago: Robert O. Law Company, 1919.
- “Ohio”, New York Times, Nov 1, 1942, pg. 46
|United States House of Representatives|
Harry N. Routzohn
|U.S. Representative from Ohio's District 3
1941 - 1943
Harry P. Jeffrey