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George Campbell Peery
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Birth Date:October 28, 1873
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
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Died Date:October 14, 1952

Occupation:US Politician

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George Campbell Peery

Biography:George Campbell Peery (October 28, 1873-October 14, 1952), was an American Democratic politician, and was Governor of Virginia from 1934-1938.

Governor Peery was the first governor to be selected, at least partially, by the soon to be very powerful "Byrd Machine," led by Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr.

Peery was born in Cedar Bluff, in Tazewell County, Virginia, in the far southwest portion of the state.

Peery was a member of Congress, representing the 9th Congressional district of Virginia from 1923-1929 (the current seatholder is Rick Boucher), and was a delegate to the Democratic Nation Convention in 1920 & 1924. Upon his retirement from Congress he engaged in raising livestock, until newly elected Senator Byrd approached him to run for Governor in 1933. Peery accepted, and won the November election.

As governor, he created unemployment insurance and, after the repeal of prohibition, he created Virginia's Alcohol Beverage Control board.

After his retirement as Governor, Peery joined the board of trustees of both Washington and Lee University and Hollins College.

Peery died in 1952, at the age of 78, days short of his 79th birthday, in Richlands, Virginia. He was buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, Virginia.

Preceded by: John Garland Pollard Governor of Virginia 1934-1938 Succeeded by: James H. Price Governors of Virginia Henry • Jefferson • Fleming • Nelson • Harrison • Henry • E Randolph • B Randolph • H Lee • Brooke • Wood • Monroe • Page • Cabell • Tyler Sr • G Smith • Monroe • G Smith • Randolph • Barbour • Nicholas • Preston • Randolph • Pleasants • J Tyler • Giles • J Floyd • Tazewell • Robertson • Campbell • Gilmer • Patton • Rutherford • Gregory • McDowell • W "EB" Smith • JB Floyd • Johnson • Wise • Letcher • W "EB" Smith • Pierpont • Wells • Walker • Kemper • Holliday • Cameron • F Lee • McKinney • Ferrall • JH Tyler • Montague • Swanson • Mann • Stuart • Davis • Trinkle • Byrd • Pollard • Peery • Price • Darden • Tuck • Battle • Stanley • Almond • A Harrison • Godwin •

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George Campbell Peery's Personality Tarot Card The Hanged Man - Personality Card

Birthday: October 28, 1873

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.

George Campbell Peery's Character Tarot Card The Empress - Character Card

Birthday: October 28, 1873

Abundance, fruitfulness and fertility; perhaps marriage or children.

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George Campbell Peery's Growth Tarot Card The Hermit

Birthday: October 28, 2023

A time for soul searching and meditation; a need for patience and solitude.




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