Edward A. Joachim

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Edward A. Joachim (IR)
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Ed Joachim, ca. 1924

Electoral District At-large (citywide)

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 3, 1871
Date of death June 22, 1941 (aged 70)
Place of birth Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio
Place of death Charlottesville City, Virginia
Spouse Mary Catherine (Harris) Joachim
Children Edward F. Joachim
Residence Third Ward
Profession Business owner
Model Steam Laundry
401-403 West Main Street
Religion Member of Christ Episcopal Church

Edward Abraham "Ed" Joachim (March 3, 1871-June 22, 1941) was elected and served six years as a member of the City Council, and was president of the body under the old form of government. In 1922, when the commission from of government was adopted, he was elected one of the first three commissioners. Moving to Charlottesville in 1898, he was actively engaged in the laundry business in Charlottesville for over 40 years, during which time he took keen interest in civic affairs.[1]

In the 1922 election, Ed Joachim, John R. Morris and J. Y. Brown were chosen members of the first board of commissioners under the commission form of government in Charlottesville (1922-1928). They were each re-elected in the 1924 election and 1926 election; serving six years as members of the 3-member city council. Joachim was president of that body during the 1926-1927 term.

In the 1928 election, he won one of the five new seats on the Charlottesville City Council (1928-1930); Joachim was one of the top vote-getters for the three four-year term seats in a field of eight candidates that year.

Joachim was known to have had Republican leaning, but he was not elected to Council as an announced member of the Grand Old Party.[2]

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Early life

He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio, son of George V. and Elizabeth (Rasp) Joachim, natives of Alsace, France. One of a family of eight children, he attended public school in Pomeroy. Going to Charleston, W. Va., at the age of 17, he became a clerk in a wholesale establishment, and in 1898 moved to Charlottesville, Va.


Oakwood Cemetery


  1. Web. Charlottesville Personalities, Daily Progress, Saturday December 18, 1937
  2. Web. Barr, Hamm And Haden Get Posts On City Council. GOP Candidate Wins Out Over Democratic Party’s Nomination., Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Wednesday June 9, 1948, retrieved March 23, 2023.

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