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Joe Frank Hudgens papers

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Identifier: RG-0000-0037

Content Description

The majority of the materials are published documents from the Tennessee Department of Labor. The political and business correspondence are of interest due to the presence of many local prominent Putnam County citizens.


  • 1921 - 1939
  • Majority of material found within 1931 - 1939



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Joe Frank Hudgens was born on September 18, 1907 to Byrd Murray and Eliza Bullock Hudgens in Tennessee. He married Fannie Dimple Loftis Hudgens. He attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute and later worked for Gulf and Sinclair Oil Company and as a field representative and claims specialist for Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs. He died on March 7, 1986 in Indiana due to automobile accident injuries. He was buried in Cookeville Cemetery.

Hudgens was a United States Army veteran from World War II. He served as Part Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter II. He was a Chairman of the Young Democrats of Putnam County in 1930s, participated in the American Legion, and various masonic lodges.
Joe Frank Hudgens papers
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Megan M Atkinson
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Revision Statements

  • 2018/02/07: The finding aid is updated to include more detailed administrative information, dates, and reflect changes in the materials, including the discard of three government published tax guides.

Repository Details

Part of the Tennessee Tech University Special Collections Repository

1100 North Peachtree Avenue
PO Box 5066
Cookeville Tennessee 38505 United States