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George HUDDLESTON

(1869-1960)

HUDDLESTON, George, (father of George Huddleston, Jr.), a Representative from Alabama; born on a farm near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., November 11, 1869; attended the common schools; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and practiced in Birmingham, Ala., until 1911, when he retired from practice; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in the First Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; died in Birmingham, Ala., February 29, 1960; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

Bibliography

Barnard, William D. “George Huddleston, Sr., and the Political Tradition of Birmingham.” Alabama Review 36 (October 1983).

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

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