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HOBBS, Samuel Francis

HOBBS, Samuel Francis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1887–1952

Biography

HOBBS, Samuel Francis, a Representative from Alabama; born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., October 5, 1887; attended the public schools, Callaway's Preparatory School, Selma, Ala., Marion (Ala.) Military Institute, Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn., and was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Selma, Ala.; appointed judge of the fourth judicial circuit of Alabama in 1921; elected to the same office in 1923 and served until his resignation in 1926; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the Muscle Shoals Commission in 1931 and of the Alabama National Recovery Administration Committee in 1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1951); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1936 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Halsted L. Ritter, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; did not seek renomination in 1950; returned to Selma, Ala., and reestablished his law practice; died in Selma, Ala., May 31, 1952; interment in Live Oak Cemetery.

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: In the Alabama Governor (1939-1943: Dixon) legislative tracking files, 1939-1943, 2.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Sam Hobbs.
Papers: In the Frank M. Dixon papers, 1924-1965, 6 cubic feet. Correspondents include Sam Hobbs.

University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
W.S. Hoole Special Collections

Tuscaloosa, AL
Papers: 1921-1952. 36,269 items. The papers of Samuel Hobbs include correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, government publications, and other papers, relating to his judicial and legislative careers. An unpublished guide is available in the library.
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