Hubert D. Stephens

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Hubert Durrett Stephens
Hubert D. Stephens
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
Preceded by John Sharp Williams
Succeeded by Theodore Bilbo
Personal details
Born (1875-07-02)July 2, 1875
New Albany, Mississippi
Died March 14, 1946(1946-03-14) (aged 70)
New Albany, Mississippi
Resting place Pythian Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Religion Methodist

Hubert Durrett Stephens (July 2, 1875 – March 14, 1946) was an American politician who served as a Democratic United States Senator from Mississippi from 1923 until 1935.

Stephens was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi law school and soon began to practice law in New Albany.

Stephens served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1921; in his final term he did not run for re-election, but he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1922. In 1934, he was defeated by Theodore Bilbo in the primary.

Stephens was the director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation from 1935 to 1936. After that, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. before retiring to his Mississippi farm in 1941.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
John Sharp Williams
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
Served alongside: Pat Harrison
Succeeded by
Theodore Bilbo