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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
  Luther Patrick (1894-1957) — of Fairfield, Jefferson County, Ala.; Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Born near Decatur, Morgan County, Ala., January 23, 1894. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; radio commentator; U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1937-43, 1945-47; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956. Methodist. Member, Knights of Pythias; Junior Order; Eagles; Lions. Died in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala., May 26, 1957 (age 63 years, 123 days). Interment at Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Marion Patrick and Nancy Lucretia (Cobbs) Patrick; married, March 31, 1918, to Pearl McPherson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  John Jackson Sparkman (1899-1985) — also known as John J. Sparkman — of Huntsville, Madison County, Ala. Born near Hartselle, Morgan County, Ala., December 20, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Representative from Alabama 8th District, 1937-46; resigned 1946; U.S. Senator from Alabama, 1946-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1952 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1956; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1952. Methodist. Member, Freemasons; Woodmen; Kiwanis; American Legion; Junior Order; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Kappa Alpha. Died in Huntsville, Madison County, Ala., November 16, 1985 (age 85 years, 331 days). Interment at Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
  Relatives: Married, June 2, 1923, to Ivo Hall.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
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