PATRICK, LUTHER, 1891-1957


Attorney, congressman, radio commentator. Born– January 23, 1891, Morgan County. Parents– Frank R. and Nancy Lucretia (Cobbs) Patrick. Education– Attended the University of Alabama, Purdue University, and Louisiana State University (electrical engineering); University of Alabama Law School, 1918. Served in U.S. Army, 1919. Admitted to the Alabama Bar in 1919. Served as city attorney for Fairfield, 1920-1922; assistant attorney general of Alabama, 1929-1931; assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Alabama, 1934-1937; U.S. Congressman from the Ninth District of Alabama, 1937-1943 and 1945-1947; radio commentator in Birmingham (WAPI and WBRC), 1925-1937. Member of the law firm of Patrick and Newman. Died May 26, 1957.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Owen’s Story of Alabama, Vol. 40.


Friends, Neighbors, Kinfolks. Prairie City, Ill.; 1946.

Goosepocket. Birmingham, Ala.; Vulcan Press, 1915.

Hope Ye’re Livin’ and Doin’ Well. Birmingham, Ala.; A. H. Cather Co., 1931.


A collection of the papers of Luther Patrick is held by the Ralph Draughon Library at Auburn University.