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Edward Carrington VENABLE

(1853-1908)

VENABLE, Edward Carrington, a Representative from Virginia; born near Farmville, Prince Edward County, Va., January 31, 1853; attended the local school, McCabe’s University High School, Petersburg, Va., and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; taught school for three years; moved to Petersburg, Va., in 1876 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1886; 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; resumed his former business pursuits; died in Baltimore, Md., December 8, 1908; interment in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Va.

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

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