Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Marjorie S. Holt (1920-2018)
Anne Arundel County Court Clerk, 1966-1972
MSA SC 3520-2045


HOLT, Marjorie Sewell, a Representative from Maryland; born Marjorie Sewell in Birmingham, Ala., September 17, 1920; attended Jacksonville Junior College, 1940-1941; LL.B., (J.D.), University of Florida College of Law, 1949; admitted to the Florida bar in 1949, and the Maryland bar in 1962 and commenced practice in Anne Arundel County, Md., 1962; clerk of the Circuit Court, Anne Arundel County, 1966-1972; supervisor of elections, Anne Arundel County, 1963-1965; counsel, Maryland State Federation of Republican Women, 1971-1972; member, Maryland Governorís Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, 1970-1972; member, Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission, 1965-1966; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1968, 1976, 1980 and 1984; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection in 1986; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore; nominated by President Reagan as a member, General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament, July 1987; is a resident of Severna Park, Md. Died January 7, 2018, in Severna Park, Md.

Married - Duncan M. Holt

November, 1966 - heated election against Democratic candidate Louis Phipps; Phipps was an old-style Democrat and a strong party leader; Holt spoke out against Phipps' record-keeping(11/1/66); Holt won in "one of the biggest upsets in county politics" (11/8/66); Holt a "volunteers-for-Charter endorsed grandmother" who is a "pretty 45-year-old lawyer".  results:  25,889 votes for Holt vs. 23,401 votes for Phipps (11/8/66)

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Online (, 04/04/2000

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