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George C. Peery diary

George C. Peery diary, 1936
George C. Peery diary
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  • Diary, 1936, of George C. Peery (1873-1952), Governor of Virginia, detailing his daily activities during the year and discussing the general assembly sessions, including an extra session; appointments; engagements; conferences; meetings; and personal activities. Peery also comments on political activities, including the Democratic National Convention and the election; legislation, including old age pension, tobacco control, and unemployment insurance; and the weather
  • Some dates of interest: 1 January, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens; 22 February, Walter Johnson (1887-1946) throws a dollar across the Rappahannock River; 8 March, Adolph Hitler (1889-1945) renounces the Versailles treaty; 3 July, the Shenandoah National Park is dedicated; 3-5 July, Peery is with President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945) ; 21 July, 75th anniversary of battle of Manassas; 10 December, abdication of Edward VIII (1894-1972)
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George Campbell Peery was born 28 October 1873 in Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Virginia. He graduated from Emory and Henry College in 1894 and received a law degree from Washington and Lee in 1897. Peery practiced law in Tazewell County. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1922 and served from 1923 to 1929. Peery was elected governor of Virginia in 1933 and served from 1934 to 1938. He returned to the practice of law in Tazewell County after his term ended. Peery married Nancy Bane Gillespie (1882-1963) 19 June 1907, and they had 3 children. Peery died 14 October 1952 in Richlands, Tazewell County, and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell County.
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Location of other archival material
  • George C. Peery papers, 1899-1945 (LVA accession 35134).
  • Virginia Governor executive papers (1934-1938 : Peery) (LVA accession 23344b).
  • Virginia Governor inaugural records (1934-1938 : Peery), 1934 (LVA accession 37566).
George C. Peery diary
  • The Library of Virginia
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McClearn, Betsy Blizzard
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