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Hubert Durrett Stephens (July 2, 1875 – March 14, 1946) was an American politician who served as a Democratic United States Senator from Mississippi from 1923 until 1935.

Hubert Durrett Stephens
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United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office
March 4, 1923–January 3, 1935
Preceded byJohn Sharp Williams
Succeeded byTheodore Bilbo
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byThomas Spight
Succeeded byBill G. Lowrey
Personal details
Born(1875-07-02)July 2, 1875
New Albany, Mississippi
DiedMarch 14, 1946(1946-03-14) (aged 70)
New Albany, Mississippi
Resting placePythian Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Stephens was born in New Albany, Mississippi. He graduated from the University of Mississippi law school and soon began to practice law in New Albany.

Stephens served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1921; in his final term he did not run for re-election, but he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1922. In 1934, he was defeated by Theodore Bilbo in the primary.

Stephens was the director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation from 1935 to 1936. After that, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. before retiring to his Mississippi farm in 1941.

Further readingEdit

  • Swain, Martha (Winter 2001). "Hubert D. Stephens: Mississippi's 'Quiet Man' in the Senate, 1923-1935". The Journal of Mississippi History. 63: 261–283.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Spight
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 2nd congressional district

1911-1921
Succeeded by
Bill G. Lowrey
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John Sharp Williams
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Mississippi
1923–1935
Served alongside: Pat Harrison
Succeeded by
Theodore Bilbo