State representative and native of Ludlow. Hunnicutt was educated in
the Ludlow Public Schools. Following graduation from high school, he
began working as a clerk in the Southern Railroad offices.
He ran and was elected to the Office of Ludlow Police Judge in 1934.
He served two terms (1936-1939) in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
He was majority floor leader during the administration of Governor A.B.
In 1935, Hunnicutt wrote a history of the city. This work, A History
of the City of Ludlow, was for many years the standard work concerning
the city's history.
Hunnicutt unsuccessfully ran for sheriff of Kenton County in 1940. He
was a member of the Unity Lodge F & AM, the Christopher Gist Historical
Society and Syrian Shrine Temple of Cincinnati.
In 1944, Hunnicutt accepted the position of vice president of the Stewart
Iron Works in Covington. He assumed the vice presidency of the J. Hilbert
Sapp Co. of Orlando, Florida in 1951. Two years later, he was named
general manager of the Illinois based Folger Adam Co. In 1955, he returned
to Covington to assume the position of president of the Stewart Iron
Works. He remained in this position until his retirement in 1965.
John Hunnicutt died at Booth Memorial Hospital in 1965, he was 61 years
old. His last residence was at 627 Sunset Court, Kenton Hills, Kentucky.
Hunnicutt left a widow, Virginia, and a son, Jack. He was also survived
by three sisters: Mrs. Bess Lowe, Mrs. Bertie Gathier and Mrs. Thelma
Braun. Burial was held at Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell.
Ludlow News, June 4, 1939, p. 2 and June 3, 1965, p. 1.