McDUFFIE, John, a Representative from Alabama; born in River Ridge, Monroe County, Ala.,
September 25, 1883; educated by private tutors and attended Southern University, Greensboro, Ala.;
was graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute at Auburn in 1904 and from the law department of
the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1908; member of the State house of representatives
1907-1911; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Monroeville, Ala.;
prosecuting attorney for the first judicial circuit of Alabama 1911-1919; elected as a Democrat to the
Sixty-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his
resignation, effective March 2, 1935, having been appointed a judge in the United States district court,
and served until his death in Mobile, Ala., November 1, 1950; minority whip (Seventy-first Congress),
majority whip (Seventy-second Congress); chairman, Committee on Insular Affairs (Seventy-third and
Seventy-fourth Congresses); interment in Pine Crest Cemetery.
BibliographyBrannen, Ralph Neal. John McDuffie: State Legislator,
Congressman, Federal Judge, 1883-1950. Ph.D. dissertation, Auburn University, 1975.