Joseph Whitehead (Congressman)

Joseph Whitehead ( born October 31, 1867 Pittsylvania County, Virginia; † July 8, 1938 in Chatham, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1925 and 1931 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Whitehead attended the common schools and then studied until 1889 at Richmond College, later the University of Richmond. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1892 was admitted to the bar he began in Chatham to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1899-1904 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia.

In the congressional elections of 1924, Whitehead was in the fifth electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of J. Murray Hooker on March 4, 1925. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1931 three legislative periods. In 1930, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Joseph Whitehead practiced as a lawyer again. He died on 8 July 1938 in Chatham, where he was also buried.