107th Virginia General Assembly

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107th Virginia General Assembly
Virginia Capitol 1916.jpg
Legislative body Virginia General Assembly
Country United States
State Virginia
Term January 10, 1912 (1912-01-10) – January 14, 1914 (1914-01-14)
Senate of Virginia
Members 40 senators
President J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore Edward Echols (D)
Party control Democratic Party
Virginia House of Delegates
Members 100 delegates
Speaker Richard E. Byrd (D)
Party control Democratic Party
1st: January 10, 1912 (1912-01-10) – March 15, 1912 (1912-03-15)
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The 107th Virginia General Assembly was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Virginia state government from 1912 to 1914, after the 1911 state elections. It convened in Richmond for one session.[1]


Party summary[edit]

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 - - - - -
Begin 35 0 5 40 0
April 24, 1913 34 39 1
Latest voting share 87.2% 12.8%
Beginning of next session 35 0 5 40 0

House of Delegates[edit]



Office Officer
President of the Senate J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore Edward Echols (D)
Majority Leader (D)
Minority Leader


District Senator Party Constituency
1st D C Cummings Jr 1912.jpg David C. Cummings, Jr. Democratic Washington, Smyth, and city of Bristol
2nd John H Catron 1912.jpg John H. Catron Republican Scott, Lee, and Wise
3rd J Powell Royall 1912.jpg J. Powell Royall Republican Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell
4th John M Hart 1912.jpg John M. Hart Democratic Roanoke, Montgomery, and cities of Roanoke and Radford
5th Alexander G Crockett 1912.jpg Alexander G. Crockett Democratic Giles, Bland, Pulaski, and Wythe
6th Edmund Parr 1912.jpg Edmund Parr Republican Carroll, Grayson, and Patrick
7th W A Rinehart 1912.jpg William A. Rinehart Democratic Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and city of Clifton Forge
8th John Paul 1912.jpg John Paul, Jr. Republican Rockingham
9th Edward Echols 1912.jpg Edward Echols Democratic Augusta, Highland, and city of Staunton
10th Frank S. Tavenner Democratic Shenandoah, Frederick, and city of Winchester
11th George Latham Fletcher 1912.jpg G. Latham Fletcher Democratic Fauquier and Loudoun
12th R. S. Blackburn Smith Democratic Clarke, Page, and Warren
13th R. C. L. Moncure Democratic Spotsylvania, Stafford, Louisa, and city of Fredericksburg
14th R E Thornton 1912.jpg R. Ewell Thornton Democratic Alexandria county, Prince William, Fairfax, and city of Alexandria
15th C T Bowers 1912.jpg Clyde T. Bowers Democratic Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, and Orange
16th John B. Watkins Democratic Goochland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield
17th Nathaniel B. Early Democratic Albemarle, Greene, and city of Charlottesville
18th Sands Gayle Democratic Appomattox, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Charlotte
19th Bland Massie square.jpg Bland Massie Democratic Amherst and Nelson
20th Howell C. Featherston Democratic Campbell and city of Lynchburg
21st H. A. Edmondson Democratic Halifax
22nd J. Randolph Tucker Democratic Bedford, Rockbridge, and city of Buena Vista
23rd W. A. Garrett Democratic Pittsylvania, Henry, and city of Danville
24th George T. Rison Democratic Pittsylvania and city of Danville
25th W. D. Blanks Democratic Mecklenburg and Brunswick
26th V. M. Sowder Republican Franklin and Floyd
27th Alexander R. Hobbs Democratic Greensville, Sussex, Surry, and Prince George
28th Robert K. Brock Democratic Nottoway, Amelia, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, and Cumberland
29th Patrick H. Drewry Democratic Dinwiddie and city of Petersburg
30th Junius E. West Democratic Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Nansemond
31st John A. Lesner Democratic Norfolk city
32nd Charles U. Gravatt Democratic Caroline, Hanover, and King William
33rd Samuel T. Montague Democratic Norfolk county and city of Portsmouth
34th C Harding Walker 1912.jpg C. Harding Walker Democratic King George, Richmond, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Northumberland
35th Louis O. Wendenburg Democratic Henrico, New Kent, Charles City, James City, and city of Williamsburg
36th Saxon W Holt 1912.jpg Saxon W. Holt Democratic Elizabeth City, York, Warwick, and city of Newport News
37th G. Walter Mapp Democratic Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne
38th Elbert C. Folkes Democratic Richmond city
A. C. Harman Democratic
39th John R Saunders 1912.jpg John R. Saunders Democratic King and Queen, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucester, and Mathews