George Huddleston

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George Huddleston
File:George Huddleston 1921.jpg
Huddleston in 1921
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937
Preceded by Oscar W. Underwood
Succeeded by Luther Patrick
Personal details
Born November 11, 1869
Lebanon, Tennessee
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Birmingham, Alabama
Resting place Elmwood Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Children George Huddleston, Jr.
Alma mater Cumberland School of Law
Profession Attorney

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

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.[1] 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.


  • "In a time like 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.)[2]


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Further reading

  • 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.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Luther Patrick