Huddleston, George, 1920-1971
"Representative from Alabama; born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., March 19, 1920; attended the public schools; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C., for one year; Birmingham (Ala.) Southern College, A.B., 1941; coeditor of an index to the official proceedings of the Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1901; served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, 1942-1946, with thirty-two months overseas in the Pacific Theater; captain in the Naval Reserve; University of Alabama Law School, LL.B., 1948; was admitted to the bar in 1948; deputy circuit solicitor for the tenth judicial circuit of Alabama in 1948 and 1949; assistant United States attorney for the northern district of Alabama, 1949-1952; engaged in the practice of law in Birmingham, Ala., 1952-1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; joined North American Rockwell Corp. in 1964 and was the firmís director of governmental affairs at the time of his death in Washington, D.C., September 14, 1971; was a resident of Middleburg, Va.; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala."--Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of George Huddleston, Jr., Alabama congressman, suggesting connections between communists and civil rights workers in Washington, D.C., 1963 May 13 (Moving images)
- WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Georgia attorney general Eugene Cook speaking about a U.S. Department of Justice case against Prince Edward County, Virginia, county government which had closed public schools to avoid court-ordered integration, Atlanta, Georgia, 1961 May 23 (News)