James Hubert Price

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James Hubert Price
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53rd Governor of Virginia
In office
January 19, 1938 – January 21, 1942
Preceded by George C. Peery
Succeeded by Colgate Darden
23rd Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
In office
January 15, 1930 – January 15, 1938
Preceded by Junius E. West
Succeeded by Saxon W. Holt
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Richmond City
In office
January 12, 1916 – January 15, 1930
Preceded by Edwin P. Cox
Succeeded by Unknown
Personal details
Born James Hubert Price
(1878-09-07)September 7, 1878
Greenbrier, West Virginia, U.S.
Died November 22, 1943(1943-11-22) (aged 65)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lillian Martin
Alma mater 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[edit]

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.

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Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Edwin P. Cox
Virginia Delegate for Richmond City
1916–1930
Succeeded by
Unknown
Political offices
Preceded by
Junius E. West
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
1930–1938
Succeeded by
Saxon W. Holt
Preceded by
George C. Peery
Governor of Virginia
1938–1942
Succeeded by
Colgate Darden
Party political offices
Preceded by
Junius E. West
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
1929, 1933
Succeeded by
Saxon W. Holt
Preceded by
George C. Peery
Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia
1937
Succeeded by
Colgate Darden