McDUFFIE, JOHN, 1883-1950


Attorney, U. S. congressman, judge. BornРSeptember 25, 1883, River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala. ParentsРJohn and Virginia Marion (Lett) McDuffie. MarriedРCornelia Hixon, October 20, 1915 (died 1935). ChildrenРOne. MarriedРMary (Clarke) Maxon, September 18, 1941. EducationРSouthern University, Greensboro; B.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1904; LL.B., University of Alabama, 1908. Admitted to Alabama bar, 1908.  Private law practice, Monroeville, 1908; Alabama House of Representatives, 1906-1911; prosecuting attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1911-1919; U.S. Congress, 1918-1935; Co-author, Tydings-McDuffie Act; Democratic Whip of the House, 1930-1932 (nominated John Nance Garner for vice president); U.S. Judge, Southern District, Alabama, 1935-1950. Died November 1, 1950.


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To Inquiring Friends, If Any; Autobiography. Mobile, Ala.; Azalea City Printers, s.d.


Papers of John McDuffie are held by the Hoole Special Collections Department at the Libraries of the University of Alabama.