106th Virginia General Assembly

The 106th Virginia General Assembly was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Virginia state government from 1910 to 1912, after the 1909 state elections. It convened in Richmond for one session.[1]

106th Virginia General Assembly
105th 107th
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Legislative bodyVirginia General Assembly
JurisdictionVirginia, United States
TermJanuary 12, 1910 (1910-01-12) – January 10, 1912 (1912-01-10)
Senate of Virginia
Members40 senators
PresidentJ. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro temporeEdward Echols (D)
Party controlDemocratic Party
Virginia House of Delegates
Members100 delegates
SpeakerRichard E. Byrd (D)
Party controlDemocratic Party
1stJanuary 12, 1910 (1910-01-12) – March 17, 1910 (1910-03-17)


Party summaryEdit

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.


(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous session 33 0 6 39 1
Begin 34 0 6 40 0
Latest voting share 85% 15%
Beginning of next session 35 0 5 40 0

House of DelegatesEdit



Map of Virginia's senatorial districts as they were in 1910
Office Officer
President of the Senate   J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore   Edward Echols (D)
Majority Floor Leader   William W. Sale (D)
Minority Floor Leader   John C. Noel (R)


District Senator Party Constituency Began serving
1st   Alanson T. Lincoln Republican Washington, Smyth, and city of Bristol 1908
2nd   John C. Noel Republican Scott, Lee, and Wise 1904
3rd   Roland E. Chase Republican Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell 1908
4th   John M. Hart Democratic Roanoke, Montgomery, and cities of Roanoke and Radford 1908
5th   A. Pendleton Strother Republican Giles, Bland, Pulaski, and Wythe 1908
6th   John M. Parsons Republican Carroll, Grayson, and Patrick 1908
7th   Floyd W. King Democratic Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and city of Clifton Forge 1908
8th   George B. Keezell Republican Rockingham 1896
(previously served 1884-1887)
9th   Edward Echols Democratic Augusta, Highland, and city of Staunton 1906
(previously served 1889-1897)
10th   Robert M. Ward Democratic Shenandoah, Frederick, and city of Winchester 1908
11th   G. Latham Fletcher Democratic Fauquier and Loudoun 1908
12th   Richard S. Parks Democratic Clarke, Page, and Warren 1908
13th   F. Wilmer Sims Democratic Spotsylvania, Stafford, Louisa, and city of Fredericksburg 1906
14th   R. Ewell Thornton Democratic Alexandria county, Prince William, Fairfax, and city of Alexandria 1908
15th   F. Pendleton Carter Democratic Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, and Orange 1908
16th   John B. Watkins Democratic Goochland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield 1908
17th   Nathaniel B. Early Democratic Albemarle, Greene, and city of Charlottesville 1908
18th   Sands Gayle Democratic Appomattox, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Charlotte 1910
19th   Aubrey E. Strode Democratic Amherst and Nelson 1906
20th   Don P. Halsey Democratic Campbell and city of Lynchburg 1908
(previously served 1902-1904)
21st   Henry A. Edmondson Democratic Halifax 1908
22nd   J. Randolph Tucker Democratic Bedford, Rockbridge, and city of Buena Vista 1908
23rd   William A. Garrett Democratic Pittsylvania, Henry, and city of Danville 1901
24th   George T. Rison Democratic Pittsylvania and city of Danville 1904
25th   James D. Elam Democratic Mecklenburg and Brunswick 1908
(previously served 1901-1904)
26th   Greenville O. McAlexander Republican Franklin and Floyd 1908
27th   Alexander R. Hobbs Democratic Greensville, Sussex, Surry, and Prince George 1901
28th   John J. Owen Democratic Nottoway, Amelia, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, and Cumberland 1910
29th   Charles T. Lassiter Democratic Dinwiddie and city of Petersburg 1906
30th   Edward E. Holland Democratic Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Nansemond 1908
31st   William W. Sale Democratic Norfolk city 1908
32nd   Charles U. Gravatt Democratic Caroline, Hanover, and King William 1908
33rd   John A. Lesner Democratic Norfolk county and city of Portsmouth 1908
34th   C. Harding Walker Democratic King George, Richmond, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Northumberland 1899
35th   T. Ashby Wickham Democratic Henrico, New Kent, Charles City, James City, and city of Williamsburg 1906
36th   Saxon W. Holt Democratic Elizabeth City, York, Warwick, and city of Newport News 1904
37th   Ben T. Gunter Democratic Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne 1904
38th   Elben C. Folkes Democratic Richmond city 1908
  Arthur C. Harman Democratic 1904
39th   John R. Saunders Democratic King and Queen, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucester, and Mathews 1908

Changes in membershipEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Work of the Legislature of 1908". The Virginia Law Register. 14 (7): 489–509. 1908. JSTOR 1102484.