Holland S. Duell

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Holland Sackett Duell (January 29, 1881 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York – November 25, 1942 in Larchmont, Westchester County, New York) was an American lawyer, US Army officer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Judge Charles Holland Duell (1850–1920) and Harriet M. (Sackett) Duell. He graduated B.A. from Yale College in 1902, and LL.B. from New York Law School in 1904. He was admitted to the bar, and practiced in New York City, specializing in patent law. On September 29, 1904, he married Mabel Halliwell (born 1882), and they had five children; among them Charles Halliwell Duell (born 1905), one of the founders of the Duell, Sloan and Pearce publishing house.

Duell was a member of the New York State Assembly (Westchester Co., 2nd D.) in 1907 and 1909; and was Chairman of the Committee on Federal Relations in 1909.

He fought in World War I as a major with the 306th Field Artillery, 77th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, was afterwards promoted to lieutenant colonel; and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, the Croix de guerre, and the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in combat".

He was a member of the New York State Senate (26th D.) in 1921 and 1922, and was Chairman of the Committee on Labor and Industries.

On August 25, 1925, he and his wife Mabel were divorced; and on September 1, 1925, he married Emilie Brown (1884–1965).

He died on November 25, 1942, at his home in Larchmont, New York, after a brief illness; and was buried at the Arlington National Cemetery.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
J. Mayhew Wainwright
New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 2nd District

1907
Succeeded by
Marmaduke B. Wright
Preceded by
Marmaduke B. Wright
New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 2nd District

1909
Succeeded by
William S. Coffey
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Walter W. Law, Jr.
New York State Senate
26th District

1921–1922
Succeeded by
Seabury C. Mastick