PATRICK, Luther

PATRICK, Luther
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1894–1957

Biography

PATRICK, Luther, a Representative from Alabama; born near Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., January 23, 1894; attended the public schools, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, and Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind.; in 1918 was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; during the First World War served as a private, assigned to the Army training detachment and to the Central Officers' Training School, from June 14, 1918, to December 4, 1918; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Fairfield, Ala.; city attorney of Fairfield 1920-1922; author of many poems and books; began career of radio commentator in 1925; assistant attorney general of Alabama 1927-1929; assistant United States district attorney of the northern Alabama district in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; served as a consultant to the War Production Board in 1943 and 1944; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed law practice in Birmingham, Ala.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956; died in Birmingham, Ala., May 26, 1957; interment in Elmwood Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Auburn University Library

Auburn, AL
Papers: 1932-1957. 1 foot (microfilm). Originals privately owned. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, congressional references, and photographs. Finding aid in repository. Duplicate of material at Birmingham Public Library.
Oral History: 60 minutes. In Biographical and Political History Oral History Collection.

Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham, AL
Papers: 1932-1957. 1 foot (microfilm). Originals privately owned. Correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, congressional references, and photographs. Finding aid in repository. Duplicate of material at Auburn University.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Patrick, Luther. Friends, Neighbors, Kinfolks. Prairie City, Ill.: The Press of James A. Decker, 1946.

------. Goosepocket. Illustrated by Hubert Harper. Birmingham, Ala.: Vulcan Press, Inc., 1955.

------. Hope Ye're Livin' An' Doin' Well. Birmingham, Ala.: A.H. Cather Publishing Company, 1936.

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