Edward Isaac Golladay

Edward Isaac Golladay ( born September 9, 1830 in Lebanon, Tennessee; † July 11, 1897 in Columbia, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1871 and 1873 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edward Golladay was the younger brother of Jacob Golladay (1819-1887), who was sitting 1867-1870 for the state of Kentucky in Congress. He attended the common schools and then studied until 1848 at the Cumberland University literature. After a subsequent law studies at this University and its made ​​in 1849 admitted to the bar he began in Lebanon to work in his new profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1857 and 1858 he was a member of the House of Representatives of Tennessee. In the presidential election of 1860, he served as an elector for John Bell, the candidate of the Constitutional Union Party. During the Civil War was Golladay Colonel in the army of the Confederacy.

In the congressional elections of 1870, Golladay was a candidate of the Democratic Party in the fifth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Farrand Prosser on March 4, 1871. Since he Republican Horace Harrison defeated in the elections of 1872, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1873. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Golladay practiced law in Lebanon and Nashville. He died on July 11, 1897 during a visit to his daughter in South Carolina. He was then buried in Lebanon.