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