Greg J. Holbrock

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Gregory John Holbrock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1943
Preceded by Harry N. Routzohn
Succeeded by Harry P. Jeffrey
Personal details
Born (1906-06-21)June 21, 1906
Hamilton, Ohio
Died September 4, 1992(1992-09-04) (aged 86)
Hamilton, Ohio
Resting place St. Stephens Mausoleum
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Bernice A. Heringer
Children five
Alma mater
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1943-1946
Battles/wars World War II

Gregory John "Greg" Holbrock (June 21, 1906 – September 4, 1992) was an attorney, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

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[1] 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.

Political career[edit]

Holbrock was elected from Ohio’s third district as a moderate Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress and served one term.

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.

Following his congressional service, he served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943 to 1946.

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
Preceded by
Harry N. Routzohn
U.S. Representative from Ohio's District 3
1941 - 1943
Succeeded by
Harry P. Jeffrey