Walter Huddleston

American politician

Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston (April 15, 1926 – October 16, 2018) was an American politician. He was a Democrat from the state of Kentucky. He represented Kentucky in the United States Senate from 1973 until 1985.

Walter Huddleston
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United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byJohn Sherman Cooper
Succeeded byMitch McConnell
Personal details
Born(1926-04-15)April 15, 1926
Burkesville, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedOctober 16, 2018(2018-10-16) (aged 92)
Warsaw, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Jean Huddleston (m. 1947–2003)

(her death)
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1944-1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

He lost his 1984 re-election campaign to Mitch McConnell.

Huddleston was born on April 15, 1926 in Burkesville, Kentucky. He studied at the University of Kentucky. Huddleston was married to Jean Huddleston from 1947 until her death in 2003.

Huddleston was the CEO of the First Financial Service Corporation. In 2012, Huddleston announced he was stepping down as CEO of First Financial Service Corporation for health reasons.[1]

Huddleston died on October 16, 2018 in Warsaw, Kentucky at the age of 92.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "CEO of First Financial in Kentucky Stepping Down for Health Reasons". Americanbanker.com. 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
  2. "Walter 'Dee' Huddleston, who lost Senate seat to Mitch McConnell, dies". Courier-Journal. Retrieved October 16, 2018.