Edmund Waddill, Jr.

Edmund Waddill, Jr. ( May 22nd 1855 Charles City County, Virginia; † April 9, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia) was an American lawyer and politician. In 1890 and 1891 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives; later he became a federal judge.


Edmund Waddill initially received a private school education. He attended Norwood Academy. He then worked as Deputy Clerk in various district courts in Virginia. After studying law at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1877 was admitted as a lawyer, he started working in Richmond in this profession. Between 1880 and 1883 he was a judge in Henrico County. Thereafter he served until 1885 as a federal prosecutor for the eastern part of Virginia. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1886 and 1889 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. In 1886, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Waddill was defeated by Democratic incumbent George D. Wise. He appealed against the outcome of the election is a contradiction. When this was granted, he could take on 12 April 1890, the mandate of Wise and end the current parliamentary term in Congress until March 3, 1891. In the elections of 1890 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Edmund Waddill again practiced as a lawyer. In 1892 and 1896 he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. Later he worked as a federal judge in various positions. At first he followed in March 1898 the retired Robert William Hughes as a judge at the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Of May 1921, U.S. President Warren G. Harding nominated him then as a successor to the late Jeter Connelly Pritchard as a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District Court; after confirmation by the U.S. Senate Waddill was able to take this office on 2 June of the same year. He died on April 9, 1931 in Richmond.