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Edward Everett Holland

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

Edward Everett Holland
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 5th district
In office
January 8, 1930 – October 23, 1941
Preceded byCecil C. Vaughan, Jr.
Succeeded byAllie E. S. Stephens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byHarry L. Maynard
Succeeded byJoseph T. Deal
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 30th district
In office
January 8, 1908 – March 4, 1911
Preceded byWilliam Shands
Succeeded byJunius E. West
Personal details
Edward Everett Holland

(1861-02-26)February 26, 1861
Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
DiedOctober 23, 1941(1941-10-23) (aged 80)
Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materRichmond College (B.A.)
University of Virginia (LL.B.)
Professionlawyer, banker


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 in 1885–1887. Commonwealth attorney for Nansemond County in 1887–1907.

Holland was elected president of the Farmers Bank of Nansemond in 1892. He served as a member of the State senate from 1908 to 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. His home at Suffolk, the Building at 216 Bank Street, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

Electoral historyEdit

  • 1910: 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.
  • 1912: Holland was re-elected defeating Progressive Nathaniel T. Green and Independents Isaiah A. Chesman and B.D. Downey, winning 89.07% of the vote.
  • 1914: Holland was re-elected defeating Socialist E.B. Everton and Socialist Labor S.L. Ford, winning 88% of the vote.
  • 1916: Holland was re-elected defeating Republican Luther B. Way and Socialist Robert D. McElvary, winning 83.06% of the vote.
  • 1918: Holland was re-elected unopposed.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry L. Maynard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph T. Deal

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website