HUDDLESTON, GEORGE, 1869-1960

Biography:

Attorney, congressman. BornРNovember 11, 1869, Wilson County, Tenn. ParentsРJoseph Franklin and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston. MarriedРBertha Baxley, November 29, 1917. ChildrenРFive. EducationРCumberland University, L.L.B., 1891. Practiced law in Birmingham, 1891-1913; served as private in Co. K, 1st Alabama Regiment during the Spanish American War; alderman in Birmingham, 1910; U.S. Congressman, 1915-1937.  Advocated generally progressive policies: supported the home building bill that was the predecessor of the Federal Home Loan Act; sponsored a public works bill embodying the principles of the Public Works Act of 1933; sponsored a bill for the relief of destitute citizens. First commander of the Alabama Veterans of the Spanish American War, 1899-1900. Authored poems appearing in several newspapers and periodicals. Birmingham-Southern College established the George and Bertha Huddleston Scholarship in his honor. Died February 29, 1960.

Source:

Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 50; Marquis who’s who online.

Publication(s):

Huddleston Family Tables. Concord, N.H.; Rumford Press, 1933.

Random Verses. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1952.

Joint_Publication(s):

Index to the Official Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1901, State of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Legal Research and Service, School of Law, University of Alabama, University of Alabama Press, 1948.