James Hubert Price
|James Hubert Price|
|53rd Governor of Virginia|
January 19, 1938 – January 21, 1942
|Lieutenant||Saxon W. Holt|
|Preceded by||George C. Peery|
|Succeeded by||Colgate Darden|
|23rd Lieutenant Governor of Virginia|
January 15, 1930 – January 15, 1938
|Governor||John G. Pollard
George C. Peery
|Preceded by||Junius E. West|
|Succeeded by||Saxon W. Holt|
|Born||James Hubert Price
September 7, 1878
Greenbrier, West Virginia, U.S.
|Died||November 22, 1943
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Resting place||Thornrose Cemetery
Staunton, Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Lillian Martin (m. 1918)|
|Alma mater||Dunsmore Business College
Washington and Lee University
James Hubert Price (September 7, 1878 – November 22, 1943) was an American politician. Price was a Richmond, Virginia attorney and businessman. In the 1937 general election, he defeated Republican candidate John Powell Royall, a former State Senator. He served as the 53rd Governor of Virginia from 1938 to 1942 having already served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor.
As governor, he implemented the Social Security Act, solicited federal funds for urban development, and advocated the inclusion of African Americans in the U.S. military. He was considered Virginia's "New Deal" governor.
Election of 1937
Price was elected Governor of Virginia with 82.78% of the vote, defeating Republican J. Powell Royal, Communist Donald Burke, and Prohibitionist James A. Edgerton.
George C. Peery
|Governor of Virginia
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