Hatton Sumners
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1875
Date of Death: 1962
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Methodism
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Spouse: None
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Texas
Turtledove Appearances:
"News From the Front"
POD: December 8, 1941
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Affiliations: United States Representative from Texas
Hatton William Sumners (May 30, 1875 – April 19, 1962) was a Congressman from Texas and the chairman of the United States House Judiciary Committee. In 1936, he opposed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's plan to re-organize the Supreme Court of the United States.

Hatton Sumners in "News From the Front"Edit

On June 16, 1942, the Washington Post reported that Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatton Sumners had met with House Speaker Sam Rayburn about beginning impeachment proceedings against President Franklin D. Roosevelt in light of the set-backs the country was experiencing as it entered World War II.[1]


  1. See, e.g., Atlantis and Other Places, pg. 120, HC.
Political offices
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

from Texas' At-large congressional district

Succeeded by
A. Jeff McLemore
Preceded by
James Andrew Beall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

from Texas' 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Franklin Wilson
Preceded by
George S. Graham
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
Succeeded by
Earl C. Michener