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George Dewey Nye (August 6, 1898 – January 27, 1969), born in Waverly, Ohio, was an American politician of the Democratic party.

George D. Nye
48th & 50th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 1945 – January 13, 1947
January 10, 1949 – January 12, 1953
Preceded byPaul M. Herbert (first term)
Paul M. Herbert (second term)
Succeeded byPaul M. Herbert (first term)
John William Brown (second term)
Personal details
George Dewey Nye

(1898-08-06)August 6, 1898
Waverly, Ohio
DiedJanuary 27, 1969(1969-01-27) (aged 70)
Boston, Massachusetts
Resting placeEvergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Leota Baker (1941–1969; his death)
RelationsDr. George B. Nye (father)

During World War I, Nye served in the United States Navy. In 1928, Nye ran for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, losing to incumbent Republican Charles C. Kearns. In 1929, he was elected to a common pleas court judgeship, in which he served from 1930 to 1937. In 1938, Nye was a member of the Ohio Democratic State Central Committee. In 1940, he served as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In 1942 and the six succeeding elections, Nye was nominated by the Democratic party for the office of Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. He won three two-year terms to the office in two separate tenures, serving as the 48th and 50th Lieutenant Governor, from 1945 to 1947 and from 1949 to 1953.

Nye died of complications of hip surgery in 1969 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was 70.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "George Nye, Former State Official, Dies", Van Wert Times-Bulletin, Tuesday, January 28, 1969, Van Wert, Ohio, United States Of America
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul M. Herbert
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
Paul M. Herbert
Preceded by
Paul M. Herbert
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Succeeded by
John W. Brown