Stephen Brundidge Edit Profile
He was educated by private tutors and in the public schools in his native city. He studied law in the offices of William R. Coody and Dandridge McRae, and was admitted to the bar in 1879.
They had four children, two of whom survived to adulthood. Brundidge commenced practice in Newport, Arkansas, then returned to Searcy, Arkansas, in 1880 and continued the practice of law. He was elected prosecuting attorney of the first judicial district of Arkansas in 1886, and was reelected in 1888.
He served until 1890 and then resumed the practice of law. Elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses, Brundidge served from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1909. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1908, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor that yea, then resumed the practice of law in Searcy, Arkansas.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1918. Brundidge died in Searcy, White County, Arkansas, January 14, 1938 (age 81 years, 13 days). He is interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Searcy, Arkansas.
He also served as member of the Democratic State central committee from 1890 to 1892.
Married Nellie Morris, of Newport, Arkansas, December 4, 1881.