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|United States Senator|
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1985
|Preceded by||John Sherman Cooper|
|Succeeded by||Mitch McConnell|
April 15, 1926|
Burkesville, Kentucky, U.S.
October 16, 2018 (aged 92)|
Warsaw, Kentucky, U.S.
Jean Huddleston (m. 1947–2003)|
|Alma mater||University of Kentucky|
|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 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.
- "CEO of First Financial in Kentucky Stepping Down for Health Reasons". Americanbanker.com. 2012-02-10. http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/177_29/first-financial-service-huddleston-1046588-1.html. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Walter 'Dee' Huddleston, who lost Senate seat to Mitch McConnell, dies". Courier-Journal. https://eu.courier-journal.com/story/news/2018/10/16/former-senator-walter-dee-huddleston-kentucky-dies/1657899002/. Retrieved October 16, 2018.