|President pro tempore
of the Senate of Virginia
January 8, 1908 – December 19, 1914
|Preceded by||Henry T. Wickham|
|Succeeded by||C. Harding Walker|
|18th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia|
January 1, 1898 – January 1, 1902
|Preceded by||Robert Craig Kent|
|Succeeded by||Joseph Edward Willard|
|Born||September 2, 1849
Union, West Virginia (then in Virginia)
|Died||December 19, 1914
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Young Echols|
|Alma mater||Washington College|
Edward Echols was born in Monroe County (now in West Virginia). There is some confusion over his birth year, but he is listed in the 1850 census as being one year old in September 1850. He and his family moved to Staunton, Virginia, after the Civil War. He also served for six years in the Virginia House of Delegates and for a total of twelve years in the Senate of Virginia. His father, John Echols, was a brigadier general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Echols served as the National Valley Bank's third president from 1905-1915.
- William T. Frazier (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: National Valley Bank". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Richmond Evening Journal. December 19, 1914.
- Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1906). Men of Mark in Virginia. Men of Mark Pub. Co.
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