Edward M. Holland

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Edward M. Holland
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 31st district
In office
January 1972 – January 1996
Preceded by Newly Created District
Succeeded by Mary Margaret Whipple
Personal details
Born ( 1939 -11-28) November 28, 1939 (age 78)
Washington, DC
Political party Democratic
Residence Arlington County, Virginia
Alma mater Princeton University
University of Virginia
Georgetown University
Profession Attorney
Committees Courts of Justice (chair); Commerce and Labor; Finance; Education and Health; Rules

Edward M. Holland (born November 28, 1939) is an attorney in Northern Virginia and was a member of the Virginia Senate from 1972 - 1996.

Early life and education[edit]

Holland was born in Washington, DC on November 28, 1939. He attended the Hill School and graduated from Princeton University in 1962. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1965 and was admitted to the Virginia bar. Holland received a masters in tax law from Georgetown University in 1967.

Political career[edit]

In 1972, Holland ran for and was elected as a Democrat to the Virginia Senate representing part of Arlington County, Virginia. He served for 24 years in that body on a number of committees, including Courts of Justice, Commerce and Labor, Finance, Education and Health, and Rules. He chaired Courts of Justice for a number of years. During his time in the Senate, Holland also served on the Judicial Council of Virginia, the Committee on District Courts and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.[1]

Legal practice[edit]

Ed Holland maintains a law office in Falls Church, Virginia.


Senate of Virginia
Preceded by
Newly Created District
Virginia Senate, District 31
Succeeded by
Mary Margaret Whipple