J. Powell Royall
|J. Powell Royall|
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 3rd district
January 10, 1912 – January 14, 1920
|Preceded by||Roland E. Chase|
|Succeeded by||Robert O. Crockett|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates for Tazewell and Buchanan|
January 13, 1904 – January 8, 1908
|Preceded by||William L. Moore
(as Delegate for Tazewell)
William B. Fulton
(as Delegate for Buchanan)
|Succeeded by||Deskin Green|
|Born||John Powell Royall
June 2, 1874
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||August 14, 1945
Mercer, West Virginia, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jennie McDonald Bowen (m. 1905–45)|
|Alma mater||Washington & Lee University|
John Powell Royall (June 2, 1874 – August 14, 1945) was an American lawyer and politician who served as a member of the Virginia Senate, representing the state's 3rd district from 1912 to 1920. He was selected as the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1933 and Governor of Virginia in 1937, losing both times in the general election to former state delegate James Hubert Price.
Royall's wife, Jennie McDonald Bowen came from a prominent Southwest Virginia political family. Her paternal grandfather, Rees Tate Bowen, and uncle, Henry Bowen, both served in the United States House of Representatives.
|Virginia House of Delegates, Tazewell and Buchanan|
|Nov 3, 1903||General||J. Powell Royall||Republican||-||-|
|William P. Payne||Democratic||-||-|
|District newly created following previous election|
|Nov 7, 1905||General||J. Powell Royall (inc.)||Republican||-||-|
|Virginia Senate, 3rd district|
|Nov 7, 1911||General||J. Powell Royall||Republican||-||-|
|Charles R. Brown||Democratic||-||-|
|Roland E. Chase did not seek reelection; seat stayed Republican|
|Nov 2, 1915||General||J. Powell Royall (inc.)||Republican||-||-|
|J. William Chapman||Democratic||-||-|
|Lieutenant Governor of Virginia|
|Nov 7, 1933||General||James H. Price (inc.)||Democratic||127,135||75.73|
|J. Powell Royall||Republican||37,770||22.50|
|J. Luther Kibler||Socialist||2,971||1.77|
|Governor of Virginia|
|Nov 2, 1937||General||James H. Price||Democratic||124,145||82.78|
|J. Powell Royall||Republican||23,670||15.78|
|James A. Edgerton||Prohibition||990||0.66|
|George C. Peery unable to seek reelection; seat stayed Democratic|
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- Swem, Earl G. (1918). Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918. Richmond: Virginia State Library. Retrieved June 2, 2013.
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- "1933 Lieutenant Governor General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- "1937 Governor General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016.