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Walter Huddleston
United States Senator
from Kentucky
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1985
Preceded by John Sherman Cooper
Succeeded by Mitch McConnell
Personal details
Born April 15, 1926(1926-04-15)
Burkesville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died October 16, 2018(2018-10-16) (aged 92)
Warsaw, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jean Huddleston (m. 1947–2003) «start: (1947)–end+1: (2004)»"Marriage: Jean Huddleston to Walter Huddleston" Location: (linkback:
(her death)
Alma mater University of Kentucky
Military service
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service 1944-1946
Battles/wars World War II

Walter Darlington "Dee" Huddleston (April 15, 1926 – October 16, 2018) was an American politician. He was a Democrat from the state of Kentucky. He represented Kentucky in the United States Senate from 1973 until 1985.

He lost his 1984 re-election campaign to Mitch McConnell.

Huddleston was born on April 15, 1926 in Burkesville, Kentucky. He studied at the University of Kentucky. Huddleston was married to Jean Huddleston from 1947 until her death in 2003.

Huddleston was the CEO of the First Financial Service Corporation. In 2012, Huddleston announced he was stepping down as CEO of First Financial Service Corporation for health reasons.[1]

Huddleston died on October 16, 2018 in Warsaw, Kentucky at the age of 92.[2]