Joseph Guffey
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1870
Date of Death: 1959
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Businessman, Politician
Political Party: Democratic Party
Political Office(s): United States Senator from Pennsylvania
Fictional Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): The Big Switch
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Office(s): United States Senator from Pennsylvania
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Return Engagement
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Party: Socialist Party
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Pennsylvania,
Speaker of the House

Joseph Finch Guffey (December 29, 1870 – March 6, 1959) was an American business executive and Democratic politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States Senate from 1935 until 1947.

Joseph Guffey in The War That Came Early[]

Senator Joseph Guffey introduced President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a campaign rally in Philadelphia in 1940. His introduction included open mockery of the Republican Party for its inability to support a single candidate, comparing it to the 1912 election. He further used some crude humor to insinuate that official GOP candidate Wendell Willkie and third-party candidate Alf Landon were far less formidable than their counterparts from 28 years earlier, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.[1]

Joseph Guffey in Southern Victory[]

Joseph "Joe" Guffey was a Socialist politician from Pennsylvania. In 1942, he was the Speaker of the House of United States Congress, during the Second Great War. That year, it became his sad duty to inform the Congress that President Al Smith had been killed during a Confederate bombing raid.[2]

See also[]


  1. The Big Switch, pg. 336, HC
  2. Return Engagement, pgs. 622-23.
Political offices
Preceded by
David Reed
United States Senator from Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Edward Martin
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Clarence Cannon
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by