Peay, Austin, IV (1901 - 1949)

HOUSE, 67th and 68th General Assemblies, 1931-35; representing Montgomery County; SENATE, 75th and 76th General Assemblies, 1947 to death in 1949; Democrat. Born at Clarksville, Montgomery County, Jul 11, 1901; son of Gov. Austin and Sallie (Hurst) Peay. Attended Tennessee Military Institute, Sweetwater, Monroe County; B.S. degree from Centre College, Danville, KY; LL.B. degree from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knox County. Married at Clarksville, June 12, 1929, to Martha Orgain, daughter of Edgar and Annie (Lyle) Orgain, of Montgomery County; children - Austin V and John Hurst. Practiced law at Clarksville. Member Baptist Church. Died at Nashville, Davidson County, Mar 23, 1949, during session of 76th General Assembly; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville. Son of Austin Peay III; father of John Hurst Peay, sometime members of TN General Assembly.

Sources: Information supplied by Mrs. Austin Peay Evans, Nashville, TN; 1931, 1933, 1947, 1949: TN Vital Statistics, Death Certificate, Code 1949 - 04527.

Biographies submitted by Jill Hastings-Johnson, Montgomery County Archivist

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