HUDDLESTON, Walter Darlington, (1926 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1973-1985
Party: Democrat


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

HUDDLESTON, Walter Darlington, a Senator from Kentucky; born in Burkesville, Cumberland County, Ky., April 15, 1926; educated in the public schools; graduated from the University of Kentucky 1949; served in the United States Army as a tank gunner, Ninth Armored Division, European Theater of Operations 1944-1946; member of the Kentucky State senate 1965-1972; majority caucus chairman 1968; majority floor leader 1970-1972; program and sports director, radio station WKCT, Bowling Green, Ky., 1949-1952; general manager, radio station WIEL, Elizabethtown, Ky., 1952-1972; partner and director, radio station WLBN, Lebanon, Ky., 1957-1972; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1972; reelected in 1978, and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1985; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1984; is a resident of Elizabethtown, Ky.