1874 – Born on the 12th of April in Moscow, Lamar County, Alabama.
1893 – Attended and graduated from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
1895 – Bankhead graduated at Georgetown University Law School at Washington, D.C.
– Admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Huntsville, Alabama.
1901-1901 – Bankhead was the member of the State house of representatives.
1898-1902 – He served as city attorney of Huntsville.
1905 – Bankhead moved to Jasper, Walker County, Alabama and continued the practice of law.
1910-1914 – Served as solicitor of the fourteenth judicial circuit of Alabama.
1914 – He is unsuccessful to be a candidate for nomination to the Sixty-fourth Congress.
1935-1937 – Served as House majority leader.
1936-1940 – Bankhead becomes the Speaker of the House.
1917-1940 – He was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses.
1940 – He died on 15th September in Washington, D.C.