Edward Carrington Venable
|Edward Carrington Venable|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 4th district
March 4, 1889 – September 23, 1890
|Preceded by||William E. Gaines|
|Succeeded by||John M. Langston|
January 31, 1853|
Prince Edward County, Virginia
December 8, 1908 (aged 55)|
|Resting place||Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
Born near Hampden-Sydney, in Prince Edward, Virginia, Venable attended the local school, McCabe's University High School, Petersburg, Virginia, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He taught school for three years, and then returned to Petersburg in 1876 and engaged in mercantile pursuits.
He served as delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1886, and presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889, to September 23, 1890, when he was succeeded by John M. Langston, who successfully contested his election.
1888; Venable was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 43.08% of the vote, defeating Republicans John Mercer Langston and R. W. Arnold but the election was contested and Langston was seated.
- United States Congress. "Edward Carrington Venable (id: V000085)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district
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