• Date Of Birth: November 24, 1934
  • Date Of Death: February 27, 2021
  • Occupation: Politician and attorney
  • City: Richmond
  • State: Virginia

Kenneth Lamar Holland (November 24, 1934 – February 27, 2021) was an American politician and attorney who as the Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina between 1975 until 1983.

He served as a delegate to the South Carolina State Democratic conventions from 1968 to 1972. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1968. From 1971 to 1973 Holland worked as a member of the State Board of Municipal Canvassers, serving as the body’s chairman. He then served on the state Highway Commission from 1972 to 1975.

He was elected as a Democratic candidate from South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District to the 94th (and to the three following) Congresses, serving from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1983. Holland’s 1976 re-election was by a close (51% to 48%) margin over the Republican Party candidate, South Carolina Gamecocks baseball coach and former Major League Baseball player Bobby Richardson. Holland was not a candidate for reelection in 1982 to the 98th Congress, instead choosing to return to work as a lawyer.[5] Holland was succeeded in Congress by John M. Spratt, Jr.

Holland indicated on February 7, 2006, that he was planning on entering the Democratic primary for the 2006 race for Governor of South Carolina, but then dropped out a month later citing money problems and pledging to refund the contributions he had received to date.

Holland died on February 27, 2021, in Richmond, Virginia at the age of 86. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.