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Richard Furman Hudson

Richard Furman Hudson, American newspaper publisher. Served as lieutenant colonel Alabama National Guard, 1924-1926, reapptd. 1939-1942.; Member housing div. for slum clearance Public Works Administration since 1934; Member American, Southern newspaper publications associations; Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Background

  • Hudson, Richard Furman was born on October 24, 1884 in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. Son of George Franklin and Amelia Elizabeth (Beach) Hudson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the high school, 1901.

    Career

    • Traveling representative circulation department Atlanta Journal, 1901-1903. With Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser since 1903, city circulation department, 1905-1906, assistant cashier and bookkeeper, 1906-1910, cashier, 1910-1913, business manager and treasurer, 1913-1927, general manager, treasurer, 1927-1934, president public, 1934-1935, purchased paper, May 18, 1935, now owner, chairman. Purchased Alabama Journal, December, 1940, now president-public and owner both morning, evening and Sunday.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Served as lieutenant colonel Alabama National Guard, 1924-1926, reapptd. 1939-1942.; Member housing div. for slum clearance Public Works Administration since 1934. Member American, Southern newspaper publications associations.

    Mason, Knights of Pythias. Clubs: Rotary (director 1932-1933), Beauvoir Country.

    Connections

    • Married Lucile Adams, April. Children: Lucy Amelia, Richard Furman.
    • father: George Franklin Hudson
    • mother: Amelia Elizabeth (Beach) Hudson
    • spouse: Lucile Adams
    • children: Lucy Amelia Hudson
    • Richard Furman Hudson
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    Born October 24, 1884
    Died December, 1965
    (aged 81)
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