Orville L. Holley
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From May 1817 to April 1819, he edited the American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review in New York with Horatio Bigelow.
From July 1823 to 1826, and from 1827 to 1831, he edited the Troy Sentinel where he published in December 1823 anonymously a poem now better known as The Night Before Christmas but to which he gave the title Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas.
As a Whig, he was New York State Surveyor General from 1838 to 1842. He was elected in 1838 by joint ballot of the State Legislature defeating the incumbent William Campbell. In 1841, he was re-elected to another term of three years, but in 1842 all state officers were removed by the new Democratic majority.
- The New York State Register for 1843 edited by O. L. Holley (J. Disturnell, Albany NY, 1843)
- The New-York State Register for 1845 edited by Orville Luther Holley, George Roberts Perkins, C. Van Benthuysen (J. Disturnell, New York, 1845)
- The New York State Register for 1847 edited by Orville Luther Holley (J. Disturnell, New York NY, 1847)
- A Description of the City of New York (New York, 1847)
- The Life of Benjamin Franklin (John Philbrick, Boston, 1855, 468 pages; republished in 2007 by Lightning Source Inc, ISBN 0-548-49249-2, ISBN 978-0-548-49249-9, 492 pages)
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 37f; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
-  History of the poem
-  Newspaper history, at RootsWeb[unreliable source?]
-  Holley genealogy, at GenCircles[unreliable source?]
-  Newspaper transcriptions
-  Harvard graduates
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