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Bankhead, William Brockman

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1940 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

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.