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Heflin family of Alabama

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  Robert Stell Heflin (1815-1901) — of Wedowee, Randolph County, Ala. Born near Madison, Morgan County, Ga., April 15, 1815. Republican. Member of Georgia state senate, 1840; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1849; member of Alabama state senate, 1860; state court judge in Alabama, 1865; U.S. Representative from Alabama 3rd District, 1869-71; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1880. Died January 24, 1901 (age 85 years, 284 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Wedowee, Ala.
  Relatives: Uncle of James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951).
  Political family: Heflin family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951) — also known as J. Thomas Heflin — of Lafayette, Chambers County, Ala. Born in Louina, Randolph County, Ala., April 9, 1869. Lawyer; mayor of Lafayette, Ala., 1893-94; member of Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee, 1896-1902; member of Alabama state house of representatives, 1897-1900; delegate to Alabama state constitutional convention, 1901; secretary of state of Alabama, 1903-04; resigned 1904; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1904-20; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1908; speaker, 1912; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1920-31; defeated (Independent), 1930. Died April 22, 1951 (age 82 years, 13 days). Interment at Lafayette Cemetery, Lafayette, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. W. L. Heflin and Lavicie Catherine (Phillips) Heflin; married, December 18, 1895, to Minnie Kate Schussler; nephew of Robert Stell Heflin; uncle of Howell Thomas Heflin (1921-2005).
  Political family: Heflin family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Howell Thomas Heflin (1921-2005) — also known as Howell T. Heflin — of Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Ala. Born in Poulan, Worth County, Ga., June 19, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; chief justice of Alabama state supreme court, 1971-77; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1979-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1996. Methodist. Member, Lambda Chi Alpha. Died in Sheffield, Colbert County, Ala., March 29, 2005 (age 83 years, 283 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Tuscumbia, Ala.; statue at Colbert County Courthouse Grounds, Tuscumbia, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Marvin Rutledge Heflin and Louise D. (Strudwick) Heflin; married 1952 to Elizabeth Ann Carmichael; nephew of James Thomas Heflin (1869-1951).
  Political family: Heflin family of Alabama.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Howell Heflin: John Hayman, Howell Heflin : An Affirmation of America
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