Franklin Pierce Holland

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Franklin Pierce Holland
Mayor of Dallas, Texas
In office
Preceded by Bryan T. Barry
Succeeded by Bryan T. Barry
Personal details
Born (1852-09-22)September 22, 1852
Galveston, Texas
Died January 18, 1928 (1928 -01-18) (aged 75)
Dallas, Texas
Resting place Oakland Cemetery, Dallas
Nationality  USA
Spouse(s) Pamelia Allen
Children Franklin P. Holland, Jr., Reginald Vincent Holland, Ira Holland, Augusta Holland, J. Porter Holland, Marsh W. Holland
Occupation Publishing
Religion Episcopal

Franklin Pierce Holland (September 22, 1852 – January 18, 1928), publisher, was mayor of Dallas in 1895–97.


Franklin Pierce Holland was born September 22, 1852 in Galveston, Texas to Dr. Gustavus Holland, a native of Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany and Evelyn Compton of Louisiana. He married Pamelia Allen, daughter of Joseph D. Allen and Pamelia Roberts on 25 Dec 1877 in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas. They had six children: Franklin P. Holland, Jr., Reginald Vincent Holland, Ira Holland, Augusta Holland, J. Porter Holland, and Marsh W. Holland.

Following his schooling at Redding, Fairfield County, Connecticut, F. P. Holland returned to Texas and found work as a sewing machine and farm implement salesman in Austin, Texas.[1] He began working for Texas Siftings as an editor. Later he started Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine and served as its editor and publisher. He was involved in the establishment Dallas State Fair (forerunner to the State Fair of Texas), serving as the first general manager of the fair.[2]

Franklin P. Holland was elected alderman in 1891. He was elected mayor April 2, 1895, beating Bryan T. Barry, Frank Wozencraft, and John B. Louckx.[3][4] In 1905 he began publishing Holland's Magazine.[5]

F. P. Holland died January 18, 1928 in Dallas, Texas and was interred at the Oakland Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ 1870 Redding, Farifield County, Connecticut. NARA Publication M593, Roll 99, p. 7, Family No. 88.
  2. ^ "A State Fair At Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. February 17, 1886, p. 4
  3. ^ "Dallas City Council." The Dallas Morning News. April 10, 1891, p. 5.
  4. ^ "The Agony Ended. Frank P. Holland Elected Mayor of Dallas." The Dallas Morning News. April 3, 1895, p. 8
  5. ^ Karen Collins, "HOLLAND'S MAGAZINE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  6. ^ Texas State Board of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Standard Certificate of Death. Col. Frank P. Holland. No. 1193.
  7. ^ Brian Hart, "HOLLAND, FRANKLIN PIERCE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Frank P. Holland, Publisher, Former Mayor of Dallas and Native Son of Texas, Dies." The Dallas Morning News. January 19, 1029, p.II-1,19.