Bankhead, William Brockman

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Born: Apr 12, 1874 AD
Died: 1940 AD, at 66 years of age.

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.

 

 

 

 

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