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  Berry, George Leonard
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameGeorge Leonard Berry
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Pressmen's Home, Tennessee , United States
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Born September 12, 1882
DiedDecember 04, 1948 (66 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 05, 2015 03:02am
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InfoBERRY, George Leonard, a Senator from Tennessee; born in Lee Valley, Hawkins County, Tenn., September 12, 1882; attended the common schools; employed as a pressman from 1891 to 1907 in various cities; served during the First World War in the American Expeditionary Forces, with the rank of major, in the Railroad Transportation Engineers 1918-1919; president of the International Pressmen and Assistants� Union of North America 1907-1948; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and banking; delegate to many national and international labor conventions; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nathan L. Bachman and served from May 6, 1937, to November 8, 1938, when a successor was elected; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1938 to fill the vacancy; resumed the presidency of the International Pressmen and Assistants� Union of North America, and also his agricultural pursuits at Pressmen�s Home, Tenn., until his death on December 4, 1948; interment in Pressmen�s Home Cemetery.




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  08/04/1938 TN US Senate - Special D Primary Lost 28.71% (-20.55%)
  05/06/1937 TN US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/29/1928 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 1.64% (-81.62%)
  07/09/1924 US President - D Convention Lost 0.06% (-26.27%)
  07/09/1924 US Vice President - D Convention Lost 16.32% (-29.42%)
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TN US President - Nov 05, 1940 R Wendell L. Willkie