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John McDUFFIE

(1883-1950)

McDUFFIE, John, a Representative from Alabama; born in River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala., September 25, 1883; educated by private tutors and attended Southern University, Greensboro, Ala.; was graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn in 1904 and from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1908; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1911; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Monroeville, Ala.; prosecuting attorney for the first judicial circuit of Alabama 1911-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his resignation, effective March 2, 1935, having been appointed a judge in the United States district court, and served until his death in Mobile, Ala., November 1, 1950; minority whip (Seventy-first Congress), majority whip (Seventy-second Congress); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses); interment in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Bibliography

Brannen, Ralph Neal. “John McDuffie: State Legislator, Congressman, Federal Judge, 1883-1950.” Ph.D. dissertation, Auburn University, 1975.

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

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