J. Powell Royall

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J. Powell Royall
J Powell Royall 1916 square.jpg
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
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
In office
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
Personal details
Born John Powell Royall
(1874-06-02)June 2, 1874
Danville, Virginia, U.S.
Died August 14, 1945(1945-08-14) (aged 71)
Mercer, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennie McDonald Bowen (m. 190545)
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.[1][2][3] 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.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
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[4] 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[5] General James H. Price Democratic 124,145 82.78
J. Powell Royall Republican 23,670 15.78
Donald Burke Communist 1,164 0.78
James A. Edgerton Prohibition 990 0.66
George C. Peery unable to seek reelection; seat stayed Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie, Louise (1995). Tazewell County. Johnson City: Overmountain Press. ISBN 1570720312. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Swem, Earl G. (1918). Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776–1918. Richmond: Virginia State Library. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Dodson, E. Griffith (1939). The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1919-1939: Register. Richmond: Virginia State Library. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1933 Lieutenant Governor General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1937 Governor General Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 

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