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Edward Theodore ENGLAND

(1869-1934)

ENGLAND, Edward Theodore, a Representative from West Virginia; born in Gay, Jackson County, W.Va., September 29, 1869; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Concord Normal School, Athens, W.Va., in 1892; taught school for several years; was graduated from the law department of Southern Normal University, Huntingdon, Tenn., in 1898; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Oceana, W.Va.; moved to Logan, W.Va., in 1901 and continued the practice of law; elected mayor of Logan in 1903; member of the State senate 1908-1916; elected president of the State senate in 1915 and by virtue of this office was Lieutenant Governor in 1915 and 1916; presided over the first meeting of all Lieutenant Governors of the United States at Rhea Springs, Tenn., in 1915; elected attorney general of the State and served from 1917 to 1925; represented the State of West Virginia before the Supreme Court of the United States in the Virginia debt controversy; elected president of the Attorney Generals’ Association of the United States at Minneapolis, Minn., in 1923; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor in 1924; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Charleston, W.Va.; died in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 9, 1934; interment in Sunset Memorial Park, Charleston, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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