Edward Everett Holland Edit Profile
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. 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 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. 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. 1918; Holland was re-elected unopposed.
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.
Member Virginia Senate, 1908-1911. Member 62d to 66th Congresses (1911-1921), 2d Virginia District. Member Virginia State Senate, since 1930.
Chairman Democratic County Executive Committee, 1883-1885. Member Democratic State Executive Committee.
Married S. Otelia Lee, November 26, 1884 (died 1897).; married second, Eunice M. Ensor, September 29, 1920. Children: L. Pretlow, Mistress E. F. Creekmore.