Edward Carrington Venable

Edward Carrington Venable (* January 31, 1853 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia; † December 8, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1890 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Venable attended the public schools of his home and then the McCabe 's University High School in St. Petersburg. He then studied at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The following three years he worked as a teacher. In 1876, Venable moved to Petersburg, where he was engaged in trade. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. In 1886 he was a delegate to the regional Democratic convention in Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Venable was in the fourth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William E. Gaines on March 4, 1889. However, running at the time an objection to the election by his defeated in the election against candidate John Mercer Langston. As this was complied with, Venable had to cede his position on September 23, 1890 at Langston.

After the end of his short time in the U.S. House of Representatives Venable again worked in retail. Politically, he is no more have appeared. He died on 8 December 1908 in Baltimore and was buried in St. Petersburg.