Joe Hendricks

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Hendricks in February, 1940

Joseph Edward Hendricks (September 24, 1903 - October 20, 1974) was a United States Representative from Florida. He was born at Lake Butler, Union County, Florida where he attended the rural schools and Montverde School. He also attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and graduated with an undergraduate degree in 1930 and a graduate degree from its law department in 1934. Hendricks was admitted to the bar in 1934 and commenced practice in DeLand, Florida.

Hendricks was an attorney for the legal tax survey of Florida in 1934. He was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1949) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress. After leaving Congress, he was president of Hendricks Homes, Inc. and chairman of the Planning Board, Plant City, Florida. He was also a member of the County Planning Commission, Hillsborough County, Florida. He resided in Plant City, Florida until his death in Lakeland, Florida in 1974. He was buried in Lakeland Memorial Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New district
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 5th congressional district

1937-1949
Succeeded by
Albert S. Herlong, Jr.