Hugh McVay, IV (c.1766 - 1851) MP

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Birthplace: Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About Hugh McVay, IV

Hugh McVay (1766[1] – May 9, 1851) was the ninth governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from July 17 to November 22, 1837. He was born in South Carolina.

Early career

McVay moved to the Territory of Mississippi and represented Madison County in the Alabama Legislature from 1811 to 1818. He then moved to Lauderdale County and represented Lauderdale County in the 1819 Alabama Constitutional Convention.

Alabama Congress

McVay was in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1820 to 1825. He then served in the Alabama State Senate from 1825 to 1844.

Governor of Alabama

McVay was elected Speaker of the Senate in 1836, and became Acting Governor of Alabama in 1837 when Governor Clement C. Clay was appointed to the United States Senate. McVay served as Governor from July 17, 1837 to November 30, 1837, when Governor Arthur P. Bagby took office.

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Hugh McVay, Governor's Timeline

Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Age 27
Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
September 9, 1810
Age 44
Age 85
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States