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
Religion Methodist

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] 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.


  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. 

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