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George Huddleston

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Preceded by  Oscar W. Underwood
Name  George Huddleston
Succeeded by  Luther Patrick
Resting place  Elmwood Cemetery
Role  U.S. representative
Children  Nancy Packer
Political party  Democratic
Profession  Attorney
Party  Democratic Party

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Alma mater  Cumberland School of Law
Died  February 29, 1960, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Education  Cumberland School of Law
Grandchildren  George Packer, Ann Packer

George Huddleston (November 11, 1869 – February 29, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama, father of George Huddleston, Jr.

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Life and career

Huddleston was born on a farm near Lebanon, Tennessee, the son of Nancy Emeline (Sherrill) and Joseph Franklin Huddleston. Huddleston attended the common schools. He studied law at Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and practiced in Birmingham, Alabama, until 1911, when he retired from practice.

During the Spanish–American War, Huddleston served as a private in the First Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry.

Huddleston was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937), representing Alabama's 9th congressional district. He generally championed progressive laws and measures. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936.

Huddleston died in Birmingham on February 29, 1960, and was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.

He is a grandfather of writers George Packer and Ann Packer.

He is the father of Nancy Packer (author, mother of George and Ann), Jane Aaron, Mary Chiles, George Huddleston, and John Huddleston.

Quotes

  • "In a time like this...it takes a lion-hearted courage for a man to stand up on his feet and dare to speak for peace." (Spoken during attempts to throw people in jail for speaking for non-intervention during World War I.)
  • References

    George Huddleston Wikipedia


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