Sheriff John Freeman Graddy
Term: 1939-1940

John Freeman Graddy was appointed sheriff by the governor on December 4, 1939 to complete J. W. Hatchett’s term after Sheriff Hatchett resigned. Mr. Graddy was born June 5, 1904 to Huse C. and Susie Parish Graddy. He died September 17, 1970 and is buried in Clinton Cemetery. He was married in August 1934 to Thelma Buckman and they raised a son and a daughter. After his time as sheriff, he was elected tax assessor and then worked for the Clinton Post Office, where he was postmaster from January 1943 to January 1966.