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  Huddleston, Walter "Dee"
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  1980-01-01  
 
NameWalter "Dee" Huddleston
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky , United States
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Born April 15, 1926
DiedOctober 16, 2018 (92 years)
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Oct 17, 2018 01:24pm
Tags U.S. Army - Methodist -
InfoWalter Darlington Huddleston 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.


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  11/06/1984 KY US Senate Lost 49.50% (-0.40%)
  11/07/1978 KY US Senate Won 60.98% (+24.11%)
  05/23/1978 KY US Senate - D Primary Won 75.62% (+64.46%)
  11/07/1972 KY US Senate Won 50.93% (+3.30%)
  05/23/1972 KY US Senate- D Primary Won 71.60% (+61.62%)
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KY US Senate - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Greg Fischer
KY US President - D Primary - May 20, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
KY Governor - D Primary - May 26, 1987 D Steve Beshear
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens