Xenophon Huddy

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Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1876–1943) was an American lawyer, specializing in automobile law.

Huddy graduated from Yale University[1] cum laude,[2] and was admitted to the New York Bar on January 5, 1906,[3] after which he became a senior partner in the law practice of MacHenry, Huddy & Cook[4] with partners Charles Ainsworth MacHenry[4] and Philip R. Cook at 309 Broadway, New York City. By 1906, he was a regular contributor to Horseless Age, and lectured before the Automobile Club of America,[5][6] among others. In his legal practice, he was known for his opinions on automobile law, and argued pro-motorist cases in court.[7] His 1906 book, The Law Of Automobiles, and writings are considered the first serious legal opinions on the philosophy of automobile law,[8] and were important in informing later legal thinking.

He was a descendant of American Revolutionary War Capt. Joshua Huddy, and lectured on Revolutionary War topics. Evidence exists that he later became a judge.

Mrs. Xenophon Huddy testified before Congress on Prohibition[9]

Selected Bibliography[edit]


  1. ^ University, Yale (1916). Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. p. 323. 
  2. ^ University, Yale (1901). Catalogue of the officers and graduates of Yale University. p. 524. 
  3. ^ University, Yale (1910). New York supplement By New York (State). Court of Appeals, v. 95 - 1906. Supreme Court, New York (State). 
  4. ^ a b Lewis Randolph Hamersly; John W. Leonard; William Frederick Mohr; Herman Warren Knox; Frank R. Holmes; Winfield Scott Downs (1907). Who's who in New York (city and state). p. 882. 
  5. ^ The Horseless Age (PDF). 17 (4)  Missing or empty |title= (help)(subscription required)
  6. ^ "Automobile Notes of Interest". New York Times. January 22, 1906. 
  7. ^ "Progress of New Jersey Test Case". The Horseless Age. v. 21. 1908. 
  8. ^ Clay McShane (1994). Down the Asphalt Path. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0231083912. 
  9. ^ 1926 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on National Prohibition Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.