|9th Governor of Alabama|
July 17, 1837 – November 30, 1837
|Preceded by||Clement Comer Clay|
|Succeeded by||Arthur P. Bagby|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
|Member of the Alabama Senate|
|Died||May 9, 1851 (aged 84–85)
McVay moved to the Territory of Mississippi and represented Madison County in the Alabama Legislature from 1811 to 1818. He then moved to Lauderdale County and represented Lauderdale County in the 1819 Alabama Constitutional Convention. McVay lived in the community of Mars Hill, Alabama and is buried there.
Governor of Alabama
McVay was elected Speaker of the Senate in 1836, and became Acting Governor of Alabama in 1837 when Governor Clement C. Clay was appointed to the United States Senate. McVay served as Governor from July 17, 1837 to November 30, 1837, when Governor Arthur P. Bagby took office.
- Alabama Governor Hugh McVay, gubernatorial history
- "Hugh McVay". Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- William Lindsey McDonald (2003). A Walk Through the Past: People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama. Heart of Dixie Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-9719945-6-0.
- "Alabama Governor Hugh McVay". National Governors Association. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
Clement C. Clay
|Governor of Alabama
Arthur P. Bagby
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