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Joe Starnes
380822-Starnes-Dies-Matthews.jpg
Joe Starnes (L) with Martin Dies and Un-American Committee investigator J.B. Matthews, 1938.
BornMarch 31, 1895
Guntersville, AL
DiedJanuary 9, 1962 (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
OccupationCongressman, Lawyer

Joe Starnes (March 31, 1895 – January 9, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from Alabama.

Biography

Joe Starnes was born in Guntersville, Alabama, Starnes attended the public schools.

He taught school in Marshall County, Alabama from 1912 to 1917. During the First World War he served overseas as a second lieutenant in the Fifty-third Infantry, Sixth Division, in 1918 and 1919. He became a member of the One Hundred and Sixty-Seventh Infantry, Alabama National Guard in 1923 and advanced through the ranks to colonel. In 1931, as a Major, he commanded the Alabama National Guard troops who guarded the African American Scottsboro Boys from the mob gathered outside the Jackson County, Alabama Court House while those defendants were on trial for allegedly raping white women Ruby Bates and Victoria Price. He served as member of the State board of education 1933-1949 and became vice chairman in January 1948.[1]

He graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921. He was admitted to the bar in 1921 and commenced practice at Guntersville, Alabama. Starnes was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1945). He served on the Dies Committee, precursor to HUAC, and gained notoriety for questioning Hallie Flanagan about whether Christopher Marlowe and "Mr. Euripides" might have been Communists.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944. He served as a colonel of Infantry in the European Theater of Operations and in the Army of Occupation from January 4, 1945, until discharged on February 22, 1946, when he resumed the practice of law in Guntersville, Alabama. Starnes was also an active Civitan.[3]

He died in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1962 and was interred in City Cemetery, Guntersville, Alabama. The Airport in Guntersville, Alabama is called Joe Starnes Field.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Starnes, Joe, (1895 - 1962)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Office of Art and Archives Office of the Historian B-53 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  2. ^ Nightinglae, Benedict (September 18, 1988). "Mr. Euripides Goes To Washington". The New York Times. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  3. ^ Leonhart, James Chancellor (1962). The Fabulous Octogenarian. Baltimore Maryland: Redwood House, Inc. p. 277.
  4. ^ Joe Starnes Field

External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Miles C. Allgood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th congressional district

1935–1945
Succeeded by
Albert Rains
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