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Edward Everett Holland

Edward Everett Holland
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1921
Preceded by Harry L. Maynard
Succeeded by Joseph T. Deal
Member of the Virginia Senate
In office
1930 – 1941
In office
1907 – 1911
Personal details
Born (1861-02-26)February 26, 1861
Suffolk, Virginia
Died October 23, 1941(1941-10-23) (aged 80)
Suffolk, Virginia
Resting place Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Richmond College
University of Virginia
Profession lawyer, banker

Edward Everett Holland (February 26, 1861 – October 23, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born near Suffolk, Virginia, Holland attended private schools, Richmond (Virginia) College, and was graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Suffolk, Virginia. He served as mayor of Suffolk 1885-1887. Commonwealth attorney for Nansemond County 1887-1907.

Holland was elected president of the Farmers Bank of Nansemond in 1892. He served as member of the State senate 1907-1911.

Holland was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920. He resumed his banking pursuits. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920 and 1924. He served as member of the Senate of Virginia during the years 1930-1941. He died in Suffolk, Virginia, on October 23, 1941. He was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suffolk, Virginia.

Electoral History


Holland was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives defeating Republican H.H. Humble and Independent C.E. Good, winning 78.99% of the vote.


Holland was re-elected defeating Progressive Nathaniel T. Green and Independents Isaiah A. Chesman and B.D. Downey, winning 89.07% of the vote.


Holland was re-elected defeating Socialist E.B. Everton and Socialist Labor S.L. Ford, winning 88% of the vote.


Holland was re-elected defeating Republican Luther B. Way and Socialist Robert D. McElvary, winning 83.06% of the vote.


Holland was re-elected unopposed.


Preceded by
Harry L. Maynard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph T. Deal

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