Jerry Huckaby

Thomas Jerald "Jerry" Huckaby ( born July 19, 1941 in Hodge, Jackson Parish, Louisiana) is an American politician. Between 1977 and 1993 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jerry Huckaby attended by 1959 high school in Minden and then studied until 1963 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He then completed until 1968 further studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. In the following years he was a businessman. He owned, among others, as a farmer, the Hallmark Farms in Ringgold. He also worked for the company until 1973 Western Electric Co. in Chicago.

Politically, Huckaby joined the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1976 he was in the fifth electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Otto E. Passman on January 3, 1977. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1993 eight legislatures. During this time he was ten years a member of the Agriculture Committee. He then led the subcommittee that dealt with the cultivation of cotton, rice and sugar. Huckaby was also temporarily a member of the household and in the Internal Affairs Committee.

In 1992, Huckaby was not re-elected. This was associated with an unfavorable for him reorganization of electoral districts in Louisiana, which became necessary after the loss of a district due to population development. After being voted Huckaby did not return to Louisiana. He was a resident of Virginia, where he took over the real estate transactions his wife Suzanna Wood Word. His wife died in 2008, Huckaby has one daughter. ; his son died in 2020. since 2010 Jerry Huckaby is married to his second wife. The couple lives in Great Falls, Virginia.