World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Patrick H. Drewry

Patrick H. Drewry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th district
In office
April 27, 1920 – March 4, 1933
Preceded by Walter A. Watson
Succeeded by District abolished
Himself after district re-established in 1935
In office
January 3, 1935 – December 21, 1947
Preceded by District re-established
Himself before district abolished in 1933
Succeeded by Watkins M. Abbitt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's At-large district
Preceded by District re-established
John S. Wise before district abolished in 1885
Succeeded by District abolished
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 10, 1912 – March 19, 1920
Preceded by Charles T. Lassiter
Succeeded by Morton G. Goode
Personal details
Born Patrick Henry Drewry
(1875-05-24)May 24, 1875
Petersburg, Virginia
Died December 21, 1947(1947-12-21) (aged 72)
Petersburg, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary E. Metcalf (m. 1906)
Alma mater Randolph-Macon College
University of Virginia
Religion Methodist

Patrick Henry Drewry (May 24, 1875 – December 21, 1947) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Biography


Born in Petersburg, Virginia, Drewry first attended several local public schools, Petersburg High School, and McCabe's University School. He then went on to pursue his studies at Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Virginia, where he graduated in 1896. Drewry then decided to pursue law at the University of Virginia, and was admitted to the bar in 1901. Commenced his legal practice in Petersburg, Drewry served as director of the Petersburg Savings and American Trust Co.

He served as member of the Senate of Virginia in the years 1912-1920. He served as delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916. He served as chairman of the Economy and Efficiency Commission of Virginia 1916-1918. He served as chairman of the State auditing committee 1916-1920. He served as chairman of the State advisory board in 1919. He served as member of the Democratic National Congressional Committee 1923-1927. He served as member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1925.

Drewry was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter A. Watson. He was reelected to the Sixty-seventh and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from April 27, 1920, until his death in Petersburg, Virginia, December 21, 1947. He was interred in Blandford Cemetery.

Electoral History

1920

Drewry was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives unopposed in a special election, and he won re-election with 92.63% of the vote in the general election, defeating Republican F.L. Mason.

1922

Drewry was re-elected with 86.19% of the vote, defeating Republican Herbert Rogers and Independent W.H. Gill.

1924

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1926

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1928

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1930

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1932

Drewry was re-elected as part of the Democratic ticket for Virginia's at-large congressional district; he won 8.24% in a 24-way race.

1934

Drewry was re-elected with 94.4% of the vote, defeating Socialist Dan Killinger and Independent Mary F. Leslie.

1936

Drewry was re-elected with 90.35% of the vote, defeating Republican John Martin and Socialist Killinger.

1938

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1940

Drewry was re-elected with 96.03% of the vote, defeating Socialist Cyrus Hotchkiss.

1942

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1944

Drewry was re-elected unopposed.

1946

Drewry was re-elected with 87.14% of the vote, defeating Republican Andrew S. Condrey.

Sources

  • Find a Grave
Preceded by
Walter A. Watson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1920 - 1933
Succeeded by
District abolished
Himself after district re-established in 1935
Preceded by
District re-established
John S. Wise before district abolished in 1885
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's At-large congressional district

1933 – 1935
Succeeded by
District abolished
Preceded by
District re-established
Himself before district abolished in 1933
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 4th congressional district

1933 - 1947
Succeeded by
Watkins M. Abbitt

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.