Edward Everard Goodwyn was born in Greensville Co. on 26 Sept. 1874. An Emporia businessman and civic leader, he also commanded the Virginia American Legion (1922-1923) and was a member of its National Executive Committee (1923-1925). Goodwyn served in the Fourth Virginia Regiment of the Virginia Volunteers reaching the rank of colonel. During World War I, he was stationed in France. In 1940, Gov. James H. Price appointed him brigadier general of the Virginia Protective Force, a post he held throughout World War II. He was a member of the Senate of Virginia from 1946 to 1947. Goodwyn died on 29 April 1961 and is buried northwest of here.
Geographic Location: Emporia
Physical Description of Location: Emporia, VA 23847. Located on South Main Street (Hwy 301), less than 1/5 of a mile south of the intersection of South Main Street (Hwy 301) and Brunswick Avenue. Marker is on the right when traveling south on South Main Street (Hwy 301).
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