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Encyclopedia > William B. Bankhead

William Brockman Bankhead (April 12, 1874 - September 15, 1940) was an American politician from Alabama. William followed his father's footsteps and went into politics following a brief career as a lawyer. As a young man he was known as a brilliant public speaker and for his fun-loving personality. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1917 until his death and as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1936 until his death. He was a member of the Democratic Party. William Brockman Bankhead, from http://bioguide. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1874 (MDCCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... John Hollis Bankhead (September 13, 1842–March 1, 1920) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is the lower of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the House... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


A Notable Family

In his early days, he thought about becoming an actor, a career taken up brilliantly by his daughter, Tallulah Bankhead, who gained quite a bit of notoriety as an actress and Bonne Vivante.[1] Senator John H. Bankhead was his father, and John H. Bankhead II was his brother. His mother was Tallulah James Brockman, of the South Carolina Brockman family and the namesake of his daughter. His grandfather was Thomas Patterson Brockman, a South Carolina Senator. The William B. Bankhead National Forest and sections of old US Highway 78 in northern Alabama are named in his honor. Image File history File links William_Brockman_Bankhead_(Young). ... Tallulah Bankhead, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1934 Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968) was a United States actress, talk-show host and bonne vivante, born in Huntsville, Alabama. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the other being the House of Representatives. ... John Hollis Bankhead (September 13, 1842–March 1, 1920) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. ... John Hollis Bankhead, II (July 8, 1872 - June 12, 1946) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. ... The Brockman surname is not common, but has spread to several countries around the world. ... Colonel Thomas Patterson Brockman was born December 4, 1797, in Greenville District (now Greenville County), South Carolina, and died August 20, 1859. ... United States Highway 78 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 715 miles (1,151 km) from Charleston, South Carolina to Memphis, Tennessee. ...




References

  1. ^ Tallulah Bankhead - A passionate life, on Hiwaay.net

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Preceded by
John Abercrombie (At-large)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1917March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
Miles C. Allgood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1933September 15, 1940
Succeeded by
Zadoc L. Weatherford
Preceded by
Jo Byrns
House Majority Leader
House Democratic Leader

1935 – 1937
Succeeded by
Sam Rayburn
Preceded by
Jo Byrns
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
June 4, 1936January 3, 1937;
January 5, 1937September 15, 1940
Succeeded by
Sam Rayburn

 
 

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