|46th Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates|
January 8, 1936 – January 14, 1942
|Preceded by||J. Sinclair Brown|
|Succeeded by||Thomas B. Stanley|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for New Kent, Charles City,|
James City, York, and Williamsburg
January 9, 1924 – January 14, 1942
|Preceded by||Norvell L. Henley|
|Succeeded by||Paul W. Crockett|
Grover Ashton Dovell
June 8, 1885
Madison, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||October 28, 1949 (aged 64)|
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
College of William & Mary
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Grover Ashton Dovell (June 8, 1885 – October 28, 1949) was an American politician and lawyer. A Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1924 to 1942 and served as its Speaker from 1936 to 1942.
Dovell was born in Madison County, Virginia to Early Beauregard and Lucy Bond Dovell. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and a LL.D from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, after which he settled in Williamsburg, Virginia to practice law. He served for a time as city attorney of Williamsburg.
Dovell was the first president of the Rotary Club of Williamsburg, Virginia, chartered on 18 October 1924.
Dovell was elected in 1923 to a House of Delegates district that included Williamsburg and four neighboring counties on the Virginia Peninsula. He became Speaker in 1936. His House career ended in early 1942.
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