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Edward David Bland

Member From: 1879 - 1883

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  • Birth Date: October, 1848 Birth Place:Dinwiddie County, Virginia
  • Death Date: February 13, 1927
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Nancy Jones - married December 18, 1872
  • Children: 9
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  • Additional Info Links: Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
  • Additional Info: ​Edward David Bland was born a slave probably in Dinwiddie County in 1848. Mr. Bland, the son of Frederick Bland, a shoemaker and minister, came to Petersburg following the American Civil War and attended night school. About 1874 he moved to City Point, in Prince George County, where he worked as a shoemaker. Mr. Bland represented Prince George and Surry Counties in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1879 to 1884, where he served three terms and was a member of the House Committees on Executive Expenditures, on Schools and Colleges, on Agriculture and Mining, on Claims, Retrenchment and Economy, on Propositions and Grievances, on Enrolled Bills, and on Officers and Offices at the Capitol. Mr. Bland died in 1927 and is interred at the People's Memorial Cemetery in Petersburg.​
    Charles Gee replaced Edward D(avid) Bland in the extra session held in 1884
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1879-1880 Prince George and Surry Republican Agriculture and Mining Committee (Dates Unknown)
Claims Committee (Dates Unknown)
Enrolled Bills Committee (Dates Unknown)
Executive Expenditures Committee
Officers and Offices at the Capitol Committee (Dates Unknown)
Propositions and Grievances Committee (Dates Unknown)
Retrenchment and Economy Committee (Dates Unknown)
Schools and Colleges Committee
1881-1882 Prince George and Surry Republican Agriculture and Mining Committee
Claims
Enrolled Bills Committee
Executive Expenditures Committee
Officers and Offices at the Capitol Committee
Propositions and Grievances Committee
Retrenchment and Economy Committee
Retrenchment and the Economy
Schools and Colleges Committee
1883-1884 Prince George and Surry Republican Agriculture and Mining Committee
Claims Committee
Enrolled Bills Committee
Executive Expenditures Committee
Officers and Offices at the Capitol
Officers and Offices at the Capitol Committee
Propositions and Grievances Committee
Retrenchment and Economy Committee
Schools and Colleges Committee

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