Stanley Hubert DENT, Jr., Congress, AL (1869-1938)


DENT, Stanley Hubert, Jr., a Representative from Alabama; born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., August 16, 1869; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Southern University (later known as Birmingham Southern College), Greensboro, Ala., in 1886; was graduated from the University of Virginia Law School at Charlottesville in 1889; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Eufaula, Ala., until 1899; moved to Montgomery, Ala., in 1899 and continued the practice of his profession; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1901; prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County 1902-1909; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law in Montgomery, Ala.; served as president of the State constitutional convention for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment in 1933; died in Montgomery, Ala., on October 6, 1938; interment in Eufaula Cemetery, Eufaula, Ala.


Ward, Robert D. “Stanley Hubert Dent and American Military Policy, 1916-1920.” Alabama Historical Quarterly 33 (Fall/Winter 1971): 177-89.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present