Bankhead, William Brockman

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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