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Patrick Henry Drewry

  • Birth 24 May 1875 Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Dec 1947 Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Ward K, Section 10, Square 4
  • Memorial ID 7750274

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Randolph-Macon College, in 1896, studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced to practice law in Petersburg, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia State Senate (1912-20), plus was a delegate to many various Democratic Virginia State conventions. He was chairman of the Economy and Efficiency Commission of Virginia (1916-18), chairman of the Virginia State auditing committee (1916-20), chairman of the Virginia State advisory board in 1919 and a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, in 1925. In 1920, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter A. Watson, reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and to the next thirteen succeeding Congresses, serving until his death at age 72.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 10 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7750274
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Henry Drewry (24 May 1875–21 Dec 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7750274, citing Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .