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DENT, Stanley Hubert, Jr.

DENT, Stanley Hubert, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1869–1938

Biography

DENT, Stanley Hubert, Jr., a Representative from Alabama; born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., August 16, 1869; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Southern University (later known as Birmingham Southern College), Greensboro, Ala., in 1886; was graduated from the University of Virginia Law School at Charlottesville in 1889; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Eufaula, Ala., until 1899; moved to Montgomery, Ala., in 1899 and continued the practice of his profession; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County 1902-1909; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; served as president of the State constitutional convention for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1933; died in Montgomery, Ala., on October 6, 1938; interment in Eufaula Cemetery, Eufaula, Ala.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: 1875-1945. 415 items. Personal correspondence, political papers, and scrapbooks, including material relating to his chairmanship of House Committee on Military Affairs. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: In the Diplomas and Certificates Collection, 1801-1954, 13 cubic feet Persons represented include S. Hubert Dent, Jr.
Papers: In the Taylor Field (Montgomery County, Ala.) Records 1917-1927, 0.4 cubic foot. Correspondents include S. Hubert Dent, Jr.

College of William and Mary
Earl Gregg Swem Library

Williamsburg, VA
Papers: In the Frank P. McConnell Papers, 1912-1918, 82 items. Correspondents include Stanley Hubert Dent.
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