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Hubert Durrett STEPHENS

(1875-1946)
Senate Years of Service:
1923-1935
Party:
Democrat

STEPHENS, Hubert Durrett, a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in New Albany, Union County, Miss., July 2, 1875; attended the public schools and graduated from the law department of the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 1896; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in New Albany; district attorney for the second district of Mississippi 1907-1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; chairman, Committee on Elections (Sixty-fourth Congress), Committee on Claims (Sixty-fifth Congress); resumed the practice of law in New Albany; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922; reelected in 1928 and served from March 4, 1923, to January 3, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Seventy-third Congress); director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation 1935-1936; continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until 1941, when he retired to his farm in Union County, Miss., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died March 14, 1946, at his country home near New Albany, Miss.; interment in Pythian Cemetery.

Bibliography

Swain, Martha. “Hubert D. Stephens: Mississippi’s ‘Quiet Man’ in the Senate, 1923-1935.” The Journal of Mississippi History 63 (Winter 2001): 261-283.

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

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