Edward Echols

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Edward Echols
Edward Echols.jpg
President pro tempore
of the Senate of Virginia
In office
January 8, 1908 – December 19, 1914
Preceded by Henry T. Wickham
Succeeded by C. Harding Walker
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 10, 1906 – December 19, 1914
Preceded by John N. Opie
Succeeded by William H. Landes
18th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 1, 1898 – January 1, 1902
Governor James Hoge Tyler
Preceded by Robert Craig Kent
Succeeded by Joseph Edward Willard
Personal details
Born September 2, 1849
Union, Virginia, U.S.
Died December 19, 1914(1914-12-19) (aged 65)
Staunton, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Young Echols
Alma mater Washington College
University of Virginia
Profession Attorney

Edward Echols (September 2, 1849 – December 19, 1914) was a U.S. political figure from the Commonwealth of Virginia.[1] Echols held office as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1898 to 1902.

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 to 1915.[2]

His house at Staunton, known as Oakdene, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3]


  1. ^ Moore, Craig. "Edward Echols (1849–1914)". Encyclopedia Virginia/Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ William T. Frazier (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: National Valley Bank" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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