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William Brockman Bankhead

William Brockman BankheadBorn: 12-Apr-1874
Birthplace: Moscow, AL
Died: 15-Sep-1940
Location of death: Bethesda, MD [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, AL

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Speaker of the US House, 1936-40


[1] US Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD.

Father: John Hollis Bankhead (U.S. Senator, b. 1842, d. 1920)
Mother: Tallulah James Brockman
Brother: John Hollis Bankhead II (U.S. Senator, b. 1872, d. 1946)
Wife: Adelaide Eugenia Sledge Bankhead (b. 1880, m. 31-Jan-1900, d. 1902)
Daughter: Ada Eugenia Bankhead (b. 24-Jan-1901, d. Feb-1902, blood poisoning)
Daughter:
Tallulah Bankhead (actress)
Daughter: Eugenia (b. 1901, d. 1979, married seven times)

    University: University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa (1893)
    Law School: Georgetown University Law School (1895)

    Speaker of the US House (4-Jun-1936 to 16-Sep-1940)
    US Congressman, Alabama (1917-40)
    Alabama State Official Solicitor, 14th Judicial Circuit of Alabama (1910-14)
    Alabama State House of Representatives (1900-02)
    Alabama State Official City Attorney, Huntsville, AL (1898-1902)
    Freemasonry
    Oddfellows
    Woodmen of the World
    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity


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