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John Austin DARDEN

John Austin DARDEN, American State Legislator: b. April 2, 1879, Bentleyville, Alabama. Member of Woodmen of the World; Columbian Woodmen; American Legion.


  • DARDEN, John Austin Son of John Alexander and Georgia Elizabeth (Webb) Darden.

  • Education

    • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Laws.


    • Sons, Eschol S., Austin, Norman and Byron Darden. Daughters, Mabel, Jewel and Martha Darden. Ex-Officio Justice of the Peace, 1903-1907.

      Appointed, Town Attorney, Goodwater, Alabama, 1912-1915. Elected to Alabama Legislature. 1914-1919; appointed Company Solicitor, since 1922.

      Elected to Alabama Legislature, 1926-1931. Volunteered in April 1917 and served in 7 Provisional Training Regiment at Fort McPherson, Georgia. Appointed member of the Legal Advisory Board under Selective Service Act during the World War.


    Member of Woodmen of the World. Columbian Woodmen; American Legion.


    • Spouse Olie Sellers, September 23, 1900, Nixburg, Alabama.
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