Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
HOLT, Marjorie Sewell (1920-2018)

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 Governor's 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; died on January 6, 2018, in Severna Park, Md.

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Candidates for Public Office Campaign Materials, 1966-1976, 0.5 linear foot.
Subjects include Marjorie Sewell Holt.


University of Maryland Libraries
Archives and Manuscript Department
College Park, MD
Papers: 1972-1986, 17.25 linear feet.
The collection of Marjorie Sewell Holt includes congressional papers, correspondence, speeches, voting records, schedule books, bills sponsored or cosponsored, press clippings, photographs, political cartoons, and legislative files. Topics document national defense, busing, the Chesapeake Bay, the federal budget, and campaign issues. A preliminary inventory is available in the repository.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film reels: 1972, 3 commercials on 1 film reel.
The commercials were used during Marjorie Holt's campaign for the 1972 U.S. congressional election in District 4 of Maryland, Republican Party.

  • Holt, Marjorie. "The Poverty of Equality." In Can You Afford This House?, edited by David Treen, 179-184. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Books, 1978.
  • ___, ed. The Case Against the Reckless Congress. Ottawa, Ill.: Green Hill Publishers, 1976.
  • "Marjorie Sewell Holt" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.