Patrick H. Drewry

Patrick Henry Drewry ( born May 24, 1875 in Petersburg, Virginia; † December 21, 1947 ) was an American politician. Between 1920 and 1947 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Patrick Drewry attended the public schools of his home, including the Petersburg High School and the McCabe 's University School. In 1896 he graduated from Randolph -Macon College in Ashland. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and his 1901 was admitted to the bar he began in St. Petersburg to work in this profession. He was also director of the Petersburg Savings & Trust Co. American. Simultaneously he hit as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1912 and 1920 he sat in the Senate of Virginia. In the years 1912, 1916, 1920 and 1924 he was a delegate to the party days of the Democrats at the state level. In June 1916, he also attended the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated to the president Woodrow Wilson for re-election. In the years 1916 to 1918 Drewry served as Chairman of the Economy and Efficiency Commission of Virginia. He was also from 1916 to 1920 chairman of the audit committee of his state.

After the death of Mr Walter Allen Watson Drewry was at the due election for the fourth seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on April 27, 1920. After 13 Re-elections he could remain until his death in December 1947 in Congress. Between 1923 and 1927 he was a member of the Democratic National Congressional Committee. In 1925 he was a member of the board of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. In Drewry time as congressman of the 19th, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. Between 1933 and 1941, the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were passed under Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War and its aftermath was marked.