Since this is a road blog, I will concentrate on his impact in that area.
When Austin Peay took office in 1923, Tennessee had only 244 miles of paved state highways and bridges spanned few of its major rivers.
Under Peay, more than half of the state's total expenditures went to road projects. By the time of his death in 1927, Tennessee's system of paved roads had expanded from 244 to over 4,000, with a paved highway connecting Memphis in the west and Bristol in the east as well as four north-south roads. In addition, there were 17 new bridges over rivers.
I'd Vote for Him. --RoadDog