107th Virginia General Assembly

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107th Virginia General Assembly
106th 108th
Virginia Capitol 1916.jpg
Jurisdiction Virginia, United States
Term January 10, 1912 (1912-01-10) – January 14, 1914 (1914-01-14)
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
1st January 10, 1912 (1912-01-10) – March 15, 1912 (1912-03-15)

The 107th Virginia General Assembly was the meeting of the legislative branch of the Virginia state government from 1912 to 1914, after the 1911 state elections. It convened in Richmond for one session.[1]


Party summary[edit]

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


(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total Vacant
Democratic Independent Republican
End of previous session 34 0 6 40 0
Begin 35 0 5 40 0
April 24, 1913 34 39 1
October 25, 1913 33 38 2
Latest voting share 86.84% 13.16%
Beginning of next session 35 0 5 40 0

House of Delegates[edit]



Map of Virginia's senatorial districts as they were in 1912
Office Officer
President of the Senate J Taylor Ellyson 1912.jpg J. Taylor Ellyson (D)
President pro tempore Edward Echols 1912.jpg Edward Echols (D)
Majority Floor Leader Saxon W Holt 1912.jpg Saxon W. Holt (D)
Minority Floor Leader Edmund Parr 1912.jpg Edmund Parr (R)


District Senator Party Constituency Began serving
1st D C Cummings Jr 1912.jpg David C. Cummings, Jr. Democratic Washington, Smyth, and city of Bristol 1912
2nd John H Catron 1912.jpg John H. Catron Republican Scott, Lee, and Wise 1912
3rd J Powell Royall 1912.jpg J. Powell Royall Republican Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell 1912
4th John M Hart 1912.jpg John M. Hart Democratic Roanoke, Montgomery, and cities of Roanoke and Radford 1908
5th Alexander G Crockett 1912.jpg Alexander G. Crockett Democratic Giles, Bland, Pulaski, and Wythe 1912
6th Edmund Parr 1912.jpg Edmund Parr Republican Carroll, Grayson, and Patrick 1912
(previously served 1895-1899)
7th W A Rinehart 1912.jpg William A. Rinehart Democratic Craig, Botetourt, Allegheny, Bath, and city of Clifton Forge 1912
8th John Paul 1912.jpg John Paul, Jr. Republican Rockingham 1912
9th Edward Echols 1912.jpg Edward Echols Democratic Augusta, Highland, and city of Staunton 1906
(previously served 1889-1897)
10th FS Tavenner 1912.jpg Frank S. Tavenner Democratic Shenandoah, Frederick, and city of Winchester 1912
(previously served 1904-1908)
11th George Latham Fletcher 1912.jpg G. Latham Fletcher Democratic Fauquier and Loudoun 1908
12th RSB Smith.jpg R. S. Blackburn Smith Democratic Clarke, Page, and Warren 1912
13th RCL Moncure 1912.jpg Richard C. L. Moncure Democratic Spotsylvania, Stafford, Louisa, and city of Fredericksburg 1912
14th R E Thornton 1912.jpg R. Ewell Thornton Democratic Alexandria county, Prince William, Fairfax, and city of Alexandria 1908
15th C T Bowers 1912.jpg Clyde T. Bowers Democratic Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock, and Orange 1912
16th JB Watkins 1912.jpg John B. Watkins Democratic Goochland, Powhatan, and Chesterfield 1908
17th Nathaniel B. Early square.jpg Nathaniel B. Early Democratic Albemarle, Greene, and city of Charlottesville 1908
18th Sands Gayle 1912.jpg Sands Gayle Democratic Appomattox, Buckingham, Fluvanna, and Charlotte 1910
19th Bland Massie square.jpg Bland Massie Democratic Amherst and Nelson 1912
(previously served 1897-1906)
20th Howell C Featherston 1912.jpg Howell C. Featherston Democratic Campbell and city of Lynchburg 1912
21st H A Edmondson 1912.jpg Henry A. Edmondson Democratic Halifax 1908
22nd J Randolph Tucker 1912.jpg J. Randolph Tucker Democratic Bedford, Rockbridge, and city of Buena Vista 1908
23rd William A Garrett 1912.jpg William A. Garrett Democratic Pittsylvania, Henry, and city of Danville 1901
24th George T Rison 1912.jpg George T. Rison Democratic Pittsylvania and city of Danville 1904
25th WD Blanks 1912.jpg William D. Blanks Democratic Mecklenburg and Brunswick 1912
26th VM Sowder.jpg Valentine M. Sowder Republican Franklin and Floyd 1912
27th Alexander R Hobbs 1912.jpg Alexander R. Hobbs Democratic Greensville, Sussex, Surry, and Prince George 1901
28th Robert K Brock 1912.jpg Robert K. Brock Democratic Nottoway, Amelia, Lunenburg, Prince Edward, and Cumberland 1912
29th Patrick H Drewry 1912.jpg Patrick H. Drewry Democratic Dinwiddie and city of Petersburg 1912
30th Junius E West 1912.jpg Junius E. West Democratic Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Nansemond 1912
31st John A Lesner 1912.jpg John A. Lesner Democratic Norfolk city 1908
32nd Charles U Gravatt 1912.jpg Charles U. Gravatt Democratic Caroline, Hanover, and King William 1908
33rd Samuel T Montague 1912.jpg Samuel T. Montague Democratic Norfolk county and city of Portsmouth 1912
34th C Harding Walker 1912.jpg C. Harding Walker Democratic King George, Richmond, Westmoreland, Lancaster, and Northumberland 1899
35th Louis O Wendenburg 1912.jpg Louis O. Wendenburg Democratic Henrico, New Kent, Charles City, James City, and city of Williamsburg 1912
36th Saxon W Holt 1912.jpg Saxon W. Holt Democratic Elizabeth City, York, Warwick, and city of Newport News 1904
37th G Walter Mapp 1912.jpg G. Walter Mapp Democratic Accomac, Northampton, and Princess Anne 1912
38th Elben C Folkes 1912.jpg Elben C. Folkes Democratic Richmond city 1908
AC Harman 1912.jpg Arthur C. Harman Democratic 1904
39th John R Saunders 1912.jpg John R. Saunders Democratic King and Queen, Middlesex, Essex, Gloucester, and Mathews 1908

Changes in membership[edit]


  • April 24, 1913, David C. Cummings, Jr. (D-1st district) dies. His seat remained unfilled until the next regular session.
  • October 25, 1913, J. Randolph Tucker (D-22nd district) resigns to accept appointment as a federal judge in the Territory of Alaska. His seat remained unfilled until the next regular session.