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Edward Theodore England (28 Sep 1869- 9 Sep 1934)
migration: Jackson Co., WV - Huntington, TN - Oceana, WV - Logan, WV - Charleston, WV - Cleveland, OH
EDWARD THRODORE ENGLAND, West Virginia Representative
Edward Theodore England, 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.
Congressional Record
[published in 1923]
Edward Theordore England
, now in his second term as attorney general of West Virginia, is a resident of Logan, and while there has built up a state-wide reputation as a successful lawyer, a reputation that has been enhanced by the singularly able and efficient administration he had given as head of the state's law department.

Mr. England was born in Jackson County, West Virginia, in 1868, son of A. J. S. and Mary Elizabeth (Welch) England. His father was a native of Barbour County, West Virginia, and a minister of the Methodist Church. General England spent a boyhood and youth of mingled labor and effort to advance and improve himself.

His education was largely derived from the opportunities he created. He attended public schools, the Concord Normal at Athens, West Virginia, graduating there from in 1892, and graduated with the degree Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws from the Southern Normal University at Huntingdon, Tennessee.

He began the practice of law at Oceana, then the county seat of Wyoming County, in the spring of 1899. From there seeking a larger field for his activities, he removed to Logan, county seat of Logan County, in 1901, and from that county his abilities as a successful lawyer have gained him recognition throughout practically the entire state. Mr. England served as mayor of Logan in 1903 and in 1908 and again in 1912 was elected to the State Senate. He was a leader in the work of the Senate for eight years, and in 1915 was elected president of the Senate.

In 1916 he was elected on the state republican ticket as attorney general, and in 1920 was re-elected by an increased majority. During the last six years the law department of the state has been burdened with an unprecedented amount of business, both domestic and Federal relations. It was during General England's administration that the Virginia-West Virginia debt settlement was negotiated and finally cleared up. During his term occurred the World war, and there were many matters growing out of the war period that were assigned to his office. During the war General England was a member of the State Council of Defense, and as a Four Minute Man his services were enlisted as a speaker in all the campaigns and drives for war purposes.

General England is widely known over the state as an official of the Knights of Pythias. During 1920-21 he was grand chancellor of the order for West Virginia, and is now a junior vice grand chancellor. He is also affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Elks and Loyal Order of Moose, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Charleston.

General England has his official headquarters at the state capitol, and his residence at Logan. He married Miss Leoma Lemburg, and their three children are Arline, Max and Majorie.

The History of West Virginia, Old and New
Published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc.
Chicago and New York, Volume II,
Pg. 407

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