1913 – Born on the 20th of December in Vina, Alabama, United States.
1929 – He graduated high school.
1933 – He received his undergraduate degree in the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A.
1936 – He graduated with his law degree in the University of Alabama School of Law.
1942 – He served United States Army.
1949 – He was elected as a United States Congressman.
1956 – He authored the Library Services Act.
1958 – He co-authored the National Defense Education Act in United States.
1964 – He was defeated in a special election to reduce the size of Alabama’s Congressional delegation.
1966 – He ran as a governor of Alabama, United States.
1990 – He became the first recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
1999 – He died on this year.