Attorney, congressman, judge. Born– September 25, 1883, River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala. Parents– John and Virginia Marion (Lett) McDuffie. Married– Cornelia Hixon, October 20, 1915. Children– One. Married– Mary (Clarke) Maxon, September 18, 1941. Education– Southern University, Greensboro; B.S., Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1904; LL.B., University of Alabama, 1908. Employed as attorney, 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.
Who Was Who in America, Vol. 3 and National Cyclopedia of American Biography, Vol. 50.
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.