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Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama

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  John Hollis Bankhead (1842-1920) — also known as John H. Bankhead — of Fayette, Fayette County, Ala.; Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Moscow, Marion County (now Sulligent, Lamar County), Ala., September 13, 1842. Democrat. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1865-67, 1880-81; member of Alabama state senate, 1876-77; U.S. Representative from Alabama 6th District, 1887-1907; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1907-20; died in office 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1912 (speaker). Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Washington, D.C., March 1, 1920 (age 77 years, 170 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of James Greer Bankhead and Susan (Hollis) Bankhead; married, November 13, 1866, to Tallulah J. Brockman; father of John Hollis Bankhead II and William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940); grandfather of Walter Will Bankhead.
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Hollis Bankhead II (1872-1946) — also known as John H. Bankhead II — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born near Moscow (now Sulligent), Lamar County, Ala., July 8, 1872. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1928 (alternate), 1936, 1940, 1944 (alternate); U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1931-46; died in office 1946; candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President, 1944. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners. Died in the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Md., June 12, 1946 (age 73 years, 339 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead (1842-1920) and Tallulah (Brockman) Bankhead; brother of William Brockman Bankhead; married, December 26, 1894, to Musa Harkins; father of Walter Will Bankhead.
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
William B. Bankhead William Brockman Bankhead (1874-1940) — also known as William B. Bankhead — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Moscow (now Sulligent), Lamar County, Ala., April 12, 1874. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1900-02; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912 ; U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1917-40 (10th District 1917-33, 7th District 1933-40); died in office 1940; Speaker of the U.S. House, 1936-40; died in office 1940. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Odd Fellows; Junior Order; Woodmen. Died in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1940 (age 66 years, 156 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead and Tallulah James (Brockman) Bankhead; brother of John Hollis Bankhead II; married, January 31, 1900, to Adalaide Eugene Sledge; father of Tallulah Bankhead (actress); uncle of Walter Will Bankhead (1897-1988).
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  Cross-reference: Carter Manasco
  The William B. Bankhead National Forest (established as Alabama National Forest 1918; given current name 1942), in Franklin, Lawrence, and Winston counties, Alabama, is named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Walter Will Bankhead (1897-1988) — also known as Walter W. Bankhead — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Born in Jasper, Walker County, Ala., July 21, 1897. Democrat. Lawyer; board chairman, Bankhead Mining Co. and Bankhead Development Co.; president, Mammoth Packing Co. and Bankhead Broadcasting Co.; vice-chairman, First National Bank of Jasper; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1940; U.S. Representative from Alabama 7th District, 1941. Died November 24, 1988 (age 91 years, 126 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of John Hollis Bankhead II (1872-1946); nephew of William Brockman Bankhead; grandson of John Hollis Bankhead.
  Political family: Bankhead family of Jasper, Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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