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HUDDLESTON, George, (father of George Huddleston, Jr.), a Representative from Alabama; born on a farm near Lebanon, Wilson County, Tenn., November 11, 1869; attended the common schools; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and practiced in Birmingham, Ala., until 1911, when he retired from practice; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in the First Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; died in Birmingham, Ala., February 29, 1960; interment in Elmwood 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 Pamphlets Collection, 1821-1961, 13 cubic feet. Subjects include George Huddleston.
Papers: In the William B. Bankhead Papers, ca. 1874-1952, 33 cubic feet. Other authors include George Huddleston.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Barnard, William D. "George Huddleston, Sr., and the Political Tradition of Birmingham." Alabama Review 36 (October 1983).

Packer, Nancy Huddleston. In My Father's House: Tales of An Unconformable Man. Santa Barbara, CA: John Daniel Publisher, 1988.

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