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Governor of Virginia , Lawyer , Lieutenant Governor of Virginia , politician

James Hubert Price was an American politician.

Background

Price, James Hubert was born on September 7, 1878 in Sep.,, Organ Cove, Virginia.

Education

Master of accounts, Dunsmore Business College. Bachelor of Arts in law, Washington & Lee University, 1909.

Career

Price was a Richmond, Virginia attorney and businessman. In the 1937 general election, he defeated Republican candidate John Powell Royall, a former State Senator. He served as the 53rd Governor of Virginia from 1938 to 1942 having already served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor.

As governor, he implemented the Social Security Act, solicited federal funds for urban development, and advocated the inclusion of African Americans in the U.S. military. He was considered Virginia's "New Deal" governor. Price was elected Governor of Virginia with 82.78% of the vote, defeating Republican J. Powell Royal, Communist Donald Burke, and Prohibitionist James A. Edgerton.

Connections

Married Lillian Martin, October 2, 1918.

spouse:
Lillian Martin