STARNES, Joe

STARNES, Joe
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1895–1962

Biography

STARNES, Joe, a Representative from Alabama; born in Guntersville, Marshall County, Ala., March 31, 1895; attended the public schools; taught school in Marshall County, Ala., 1912-1917; during the First World War served overseas as a second lieutenant in the Fifty-third Infantry, Sixth Division, in 1918 and 1919; was graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Guntersville, Ala.; member of the One Hundred and Sixty-Seventh Infantry, Alabama National Guard, since 1923, advancing through the ranks to colonel; member of the State board of education 1933-1949 and became vice chairman in January 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; served as a colonel of Infantry in the European Theater of Operations and in the Army of Occupation from January 4, 1945, until discharged on February 22, 1946; resumed the practice of law in Guntersville, Ala.; died in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1962; interment in City Cemetery, Guntersville, 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: In the Alabama Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Administrative Files, 1942-1947, 49 cubic feet. Correspondents include Joe Starnes.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Public Relation Files, 1943-1947, 9 cubic feet. Other authors include Joe Starnes.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1939-1943: Dixon) Legislative Tracking Files, 1939-1943, 2.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Joe Starnes.
Papers: In the Alabama Governor (1943-1947: Sparks) Legislative Tracking Files, 1943-1945, 7.5 cubic feet. Correspondents include Joe Starnes.
Papers: In the Alabama State Chamber of Commerce Directors Photographs, ca.1937-1970, 0.66 cubic foot. Subjects include Joe Starnes.
Papers: In the John H. Bankhead Papers, 1880-1947 and n.d., 8 cubic feet. Other authors include Joe Starnes.
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