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Hudgins, Brice Benjamin

Brice Benjamin (B. B.) Hudgins served three terms in the Arkansas House of Representatives, acting as Speaker of the House during his last term. He was elected the circuit court judge for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit three times, was a prominent attorney in Harrison (Boone County) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, served as the chairman of the Arkansas Railroad Commission, and was a delegate-at-large for the 1912 Democratic National Convention. B. B. Hudgins was born on August 15, 1854, in Taney County, Missouri, to Dr. John W. Hudgins and Malinda Byrne Hudgins. In 1848, he moved with his family to what is now Boone County (at that time Carroll County) and lived on land south of Harrison. …