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James Wylie HUFFMAN

(1894-1980)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1946
Party:
Democrat

HUFFMAN, James Wylie, a Senator from Ohio; born in Chandlersville, Muskingum County, Ohio, September 13, 1894; attended the public schools; also attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Ohio State University; taught high school; during the First World War served as a machine gun officer; graduated with a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1922; admitted to the bar in Ohio and Illinois in 1922 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; assistant attorney general of Illinois in 1923; returned to Ohio in 1924 and was executive secretary to the Governor of Ohio 1924-1926; member of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio 1927-1929; engaged in the practice of law at Columbus, Ohio; served as director of commerce of Ohio 1945; appointed on October 8, 1945, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Harold H. Burton and served from October 8, 1945, to November 5, 1946, when a successor was elected; was not a candidate for nomination to fill the vacancy in 1946, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the full term; vice president and director, Logan Clay Products Co., Logan, Ohio; director, later president and chairman of the board, Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. of Columbus, Ohio; member of board of trustees, Ohio State University 1951-1957; author; was a resident of Pickerington, Ohio, until his death on May 20, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

Huffman, James Wylie. The Legend of Duncan Falls. Columbus, OH: n.p., 1968.

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

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