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Patrick Henry DREWRY

(1875-1947)

DREWRY, Patrick Henry, a Representative from Virginia; born in Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va., May 24, 1875; attended the public schools, Petersburg High School, and McCabe’s University School; was graduated from Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., in 1896; studied law at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Petersburg; director of the Petersburg Savings & American Trust Co.; member of the State senate 1912-1920; delegate to the Democratic State conventions in 1912, 1916, 1920, and 1924; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1916; chairman of the Economy and Efficiency Commission of Virginia 1916-1918; chairman of the State auditing committee 1916-1920; chairman of the State advisory board in 1919; member of the Democratic National Congressional Committee 1923-1927; member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1925; 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 and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses and served from April 27, 1920, until his death in Petersburg, Va., December 21, 1947; interment in Blandford Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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