John B. Hollister

John Baker Hollister ( born November 7, 1890 in Cincinnati, Ohio; † January 4, 1979 ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 1931 to 1937 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 1st Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


John Baker Hollister was born in Cincinnati. With his parents he moved to Concord where he successfully completed the public schools. In 1911 he was able to complete a degree at Yale University. He then went to study at the Ludwig- Maximilians- University of Munich for one year to Germany. After his return from Germany he took at Harvard University to study law on this, he finished in 1915. During the same year he was admitted to the bar and opened a law firm in Cincinnati.

In the rank of First Lieutenant, he served in France during the First World War. After he returned from the war, he resumed his legal profession. He was a director of various companies in the private sector. From 1921 to 1929 he was a member of the Cincinnati Board of Education.

In a Special Election, he was in 1931 elected as the successor of the late Nicholas Longworth as representative of the 1st district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the House he sat until 1937, in 1936 he refused to be put up for re-election. Hollister was a delegate at the Republican National Convention in 1940, 1944, 1948 and 1952.

There he returned to Cincinnati where he died in 1979 at the age of 88 years. He was cremated, his ashes were buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery.