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|Huddleston in 1921|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th district
March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937
|Preceded by||Oscar W. Underwood|
|Succeeded by||Luther Patrick|
|Born||November 11, 1869
|Died||February 29, 1960
|Resting place||Elmwood Cemetery|
|Children||George Huddleston, Jr.|
|Alma mater||Cumberland School of Law|
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.
- "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.)
- Barnard, William D. “George Huddleston, Sr., and the Political Tradition of Birmingham.” Alabama Review 36 (October 1983).
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- George Huddleston at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- George Huddleston at Find a Grave