Attorney, congressman. Born– November 11, 1869, Wilson County, Tenn. Parents– Joseph Franklin and Nancy (Sherrill) Huddleston. Married– Bertha Baxley, November 29, 1917. Children– Five. Education– Cumberland 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, 1910-1912?; U.S. Congressman, 1915-1937, and 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. Member; Democratic Party; Odd Fellows; Methodist Church; first commander of the Alabama Veterans of the Spanish American War, 1899-1900. Authored poems appearing in several newspapers and periodicals.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 50,; Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3.


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

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


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.