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State legislator

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.


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.