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Samuel Francis HOBBS

(1887-1952)

HOBBS, Samuel Francis, a Representative from Alabama; born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., October 5, 1887; attended the public schools, Callaway’s Preparatory School, Selma, Ala., Marion (Ala.) Military Institute, Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn., and was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Selma, Ala.; appointed judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Alabama in 1921; elected to the same office in 1923 and served until his resignation in 1926; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the Muscle Shoals Commission in 1931 and of the Alabama National Recovery Administration Committee in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1951); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1936 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Halsted L. Ritter, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; did not seek renomination in 1950; returned to Selma, Ala., and reestablished his law practice; died in Selma, Ala., May 31, 1952; interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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