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34th Legislature Remembers Former Senator Edgar Iles

Published: Sep 19, 2021

St. Thomas, USVI – The members of 34th Legislature of the Virgin Islands joins the Virgin Islands community in mourning the passing of former Senator Edgar Iles. Former Senator Iles served in the Virgin Islands Legislature from 1981 to 1985. A Korean War Veteran, Mr. Iles dedicated 40 years to the Government of the Virgin Islands. Mr. Iles was very active in the St. Croix community, especially his beloved town, Frederiksted. He was an active Rotarian and was a member of Rotary West for over 50 years. In 2020, he was honored by receiving the Lifetime Achievement from the club.
“Former Senator Iles epitomizes the rotary motto of service above self,” said Senate President Donna Frett-Gregory. “He was also a fine example of a leader who always maintained a calm demeanor while getting the work done.” Mr. Iles served in volunteer leadership positions, working to make the organizations better and stronger, long after giving so much of himself through government service.
Former Senator Iles will long be remembered for his service to the Virgin Islands community, especially throughout the St. Croix district. The members of the 34th Legislature offer sincere condolences to his wife, Delores, children, and extended family. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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