Willis Holly

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Willis Holly (July 4, 1854 – August 4, 1931) was secretary of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and a member of Tammany Hall.[1] He entered politics in the administration of Mayor Hugh J. Grant,[1] and became Mayor Thomas Francis Gilroy's secretary.[2] He died on August 4, 1931 at his apartment at the Hotel Chelsea.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Willis Holly Dead. Park Board Officer. Was Secretary of the Tammany Society. Victim, at Age of 77 of Acute Pleurisy. Began Career As Reporter. Entered Politics in Office of Mayor H. J. Grant. Assistant to Nathan Straus in His Charities.". New York Times. August 5, 1931. Retrieved 2011-05-03. Willis Holly, secretary of the Park Board and long a member of Tammany Hall, died last evening in his apartment at the Hotel Chelsea on West Twenty-third Street, after an illness of several months. He reached his seventy-seventh birthday on the Fourth of July. 
  2. ^ "Marriage Of Willis Holly. The Mayor's Secretary Wedded to Margaret Montgomery". New York Times. February 4, 1894. Retrieved 2011-05-03. Willis Holly, Mayor Gilroy's secretary, was married yesterday afternoon to Margaret Montgomery, daughter of James P. Young of Philadelphia. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George C. Nixon of the First Presbyterian Church of Tremont, an old friend of Mr. Holly, at the New Netherland Hotel.