105th Virginia General Assembly

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105th Virginia General Assembly
104th 106th
Virginia Capitol 1916.jpg
Overview
Jurisdiction Virginia, United States
Term January 8, 1908 (1908-01-08) – January 12, 1910 (1910-01-12)
Senate of Virginia
Members 40 senators
President J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore Edward Echols (D)
Party control Democratic Party
Virginia House of Delegates
Members 100 delegates
Speaker Richard E. Byrd (D)
Party control Democratic Party
Sessions
1st January 8, 1908 (1908-01-08) – March 27, 1908 (1908-03-27)

The 105th Virginia General Assembly was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Virginia state government from 1908 to 1910, after the 1907 state elections. It convened in Richmond for one session.[1]

Background[edit]

Party summary[edit]

Resignations and new members are discussed in the "Changes in membership" section, below.

Senate[edit]

Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous session - - - - -
Begin 34 0 6 40 0
August 4, 1909 33 39 1
Latest voting share 84.6% 15.4%
Beginning of next session 34 0 6 40 0

House of Delegates[edit]

Senate[edit]

Leadership[edit]

Map of Virginia's senatorial districts as they were in 1908
Office Officer
President of the Senate J Tyler Ellyson 1916.jpg J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Echols, E.jpg Edward Echols (D)
Majority Floor Leader Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Sale, W. W.jpg William W. Sale (D)
Minority Floor Leader Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Noel, J. C.jpg John C. Noel (R)

Members[edit]

District Senator Party Constituency Began serving
1st Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Lincoln, A. T.jpg Alanson T. Lincoln Republican Washington, Smyth, and city of Bristol 1908
2nd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Noel, J. C.jpg John C. Noel Republican Scott, Lee, and Wise 1904
3rd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Chase, R. E.jpg Roland E. Chase Republican Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell 1908
4th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Hart, J. M.jpg John M. Hart Democratic Roanoke, Montgomery, and cities of Roanoke and Radford 1908
5th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Strother, A. P.jpg A. Pendleton Strother Republican Giles, Bland, Pulaski, and Wythe 1908
6th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Parsons, J. M.jpg John M. Parsons Republican Carroll, Grayson, and Patrick 1908
7th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - King, F. W.jpg Floyd W. King Democratic Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and city of Clifton Forge 1908
8th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Keezell, G. B.jpg George B. Keezell Republican Rockingham 1896
(previously served 1883-1887)
9th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Echols, E.jpg Edward Echols Democratic Augusta, Highland, and city of Staunton 1906
(previously served 1889-1897)
10th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Ward, R. M.jpg Robert M. Ward Democratic Shenandoah, Frederick, and city of Winchester 1908
11th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Fletcher, G. L.jpg G. Latham Fletcher Democratic Fauquier and Loudoun 1908
12th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Parks, R. S.jpg Richard S. Parks Democratic Clarke, Page, and Warren 1908
13th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Sims, F. W.jpg F. Wilmer Sims Democratic Spotsylvania, Stafford, Louisa, and city of Fredericksburg 1906
14th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Thornton, R. E.jpg R. Ewell Thornton Democratic Alexandria county, Prince William, Fairfax, and city of Alexandria 1908
15th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Carter, F. P.jpg F. Pendleton Carter Democratic Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, and Orange 1908
16th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Watkins, J. B.jpg John B. Watkins Democratic Goochland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield 1908
17th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Early, N. B.jpg Nathaniel B. Early Democratic Albemarle, Greene, and city of Charlottesville 1908
18th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - White, W. C.jpg William C. White Democratic Appomattox, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Charlotte 1908
19th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Strode, A. E.jpg Aubrey E. Strode Democratic Amherst and Nelson 1906
20th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Halsey, D. P.jpg Don P. Halsey Democratic Campbell and city of Lynchburg 1908
(previously served 1902-1904)
21st Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Edmondson, H. A.jpg Henry A. Edmondson Democratic Halifax 1908
22nd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Tucker, J. R.jpg J. Randolph Tucker Democratic Bedford, Rockbridge, and city of Buena Vista 1908
23rd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Garrett, W. A.jpg William A. Garrett Democratic Pittsylvania, Henry, and city of Danville 1901
24th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Rison, G. T.jpg George T. Rison Democratic Pittsylvania and city of Danville 1904
25th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Elam, J. D.jpg James D. Elam Democratic Mecklenburg and Brunswick 1908
(previously served 1901-1904)
26th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - McAlexander, G. O.jpg Greenville O. McAlexander Republican Franklin and Floyd 1908
27th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Hobbs, A. R.jpg Alexander R. Hobbs Democratic Greensville, Sussex, Surry, and Prince George 1901
28th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Mann, W. H.jpg William Hodges Mann Democratic Nottoway, Amelia, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, and Cumberland 1899
29th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Lassiter, C. T.jpg Charles T. Lassiter Democratic Dinwiddie and city of Petersburg 1906
30th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Holland, E. E.jpg Edward E. Holland Democratic Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Nansemond 1908
31st Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Sale, W. W.jpg William W. Sale Democratic Norfolk city 1908
32nd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Gravatt, C. U.jpg Charles U. Gravatt Democratic Caroline, Hanover, and King William 1908
33rd Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Lesner, J. A.jpg John A. Lesner Democratic Norfolk county and city of Portsmouth 1908
34th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Walker, C. H.jpg C. Harding Walker Democratic King George, Richmond, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Northumberland 1899
35th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Wickham, T. A.jpg T. Ashby Wickham Democratic Henrico, New Kent, Charles City, James City, and city of Williamsburg 1906
36th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Holt, S. W.jpg Saxon W. Holt Democratic Elizabeth City, York, Warwick, and city of Newport News 1904
37th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Gunter, B. T.jpg Ben T. Gunter Democratic Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne 1904
38th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Folkes, E. C.jpg Elben C. Folkes Democratic Richmond city 1908
Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Harman, A. C.jpg Arthur C. Harman Democratic 1904
39th Senate of Virginia, 1908 - Saunders, J. R.jpg John R. Saunders Democratic King and Queen, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucester, and Mathews 1908

Changes in membership[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • August 4, 1909, William C. White (D-18th district) dies, his seat remained unfilled until the next regular session.

References[edit]