Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946

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U.S. senator from Alabama.

From the description of Letter, 1932 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974791

Bankhead was born 1872 July 2 to John H. and Tallulah Brockman Bankhead at Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala. He graduated from the University of Ala. with a B.A. in 1891 as president of his class. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1893 with a Bachelor of Laws, again as president of his class.

That same year he began practicing law in Jasper, Ala. 1894 Dec. 26 he married Musa Harkins at Fayette, Ala. He authored the Ala. election law under the 1901 Constitution, and was elected to the Ala. legislature from Walker Co., serving 1904-1905.

He served a campaign manager for his father and for William B. Bankhead on several occasions, and was president of the Bankhead Coal Mine, 1911-1925, and other coal mines in Walker Co. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1930, and reelected twice.

He and his wife had three children: Marion, Walter Will, and Louise. Bankhead died in the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md., 1946 June 12. He is buried in Jasper, Ala. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1947 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122568117

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creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1931-1935 : Miller). Administrative files, 1930-1935. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929. Papers, 1876-1962. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946. Letter, 1932 Jan. 4. Camden County Historical Society
creatorOf Wheeler family. Papers, 1809-1943. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. Papers, 1924-1965. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). Appointment files, 1943-1950. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Bankhead family. Bankhead family photographs, 1930-1942. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Crow, Thomas W. (Thomas Wood), d.1935. Papers, 1918-1922. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Durr family. Papers, 1868-1968. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). Legislative tracking files, 1943-1945. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Owen, Marie Bankhead, 1869-1958. Family photographs, [18--]-[19--]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912-. Pen and ink drawings, [199--]-[1993]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). Appointment files, 1942-1946. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Reese, Warren S. (Warren Stone), 1866-1953. Autobiography and history of Montgomery (Ala.), 1936-1937. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama. Records 1875-1986. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1935-1939 : Graves). Public relations files, 1934-1939. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Bankhead, John Hollis, 1872-1946. Papers, 1880-1947 and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Grantham, Gordon, C. Papers, 1922-1929. Auburn University.
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). Public relation files, 1943-1947. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Bankhead, William Brockman, 1874-1940. Papers, 1875-1952 and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Crow, Charles B. (Charles Brandon), 1897-1955. Papers, 1920-1949. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1935-1939 : Graves). Administrative files, 1935-1939. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). Administrative files, 1942-1947. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Bankhead family. Bankhead family photographs, 1930-1942. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1939-1943 : Dixon). Legislative tracking files, 1939-1943. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. State Chamber of Commerce. Directors. Photographs, [ca.1937]-[ca.1970]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1842-1920. Papers, 1865-1923, and n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History (1901- ) corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1931-1935 : Miller). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1935-1939 : Graves). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1939-1943 : Dixon). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1943-1947 : Sparks). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1947-1951 : Folsom). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama Power Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. State Chamber of Commerce. Directors. corporateBody
associatedWith Alexander, Will Winton, 1884-1956. person
associatedWith Almon, Edward B. (Edward Berton), 1860-1933. person
associatedWith Bankhead family. family
associatedWith Bankhead, John H. (John Hollis), 1842-1920. person
associatedWith Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968. person
associatedWith Bankhead, Walter Will, 1897-1989. person
associatedWith Bankhead, William Brockman, 1874-1940. person
associatedWith Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, 1877-1947. person
associatedWith Black, Hugo LaFayette, 1886-1971. person
associatedWith Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Coker, David Robert, 1870-1938. person
associatedWith Comer, Donald, 1877-1963. person
associatedWith Commodity Credit Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Crow, Charles B. (Charles Brandon), 1897-1955. person
associatedWith Crow, Thomas W. (Thomas Wood), d.1935. person
associatedWith Davis, Louise Bankhead. person
associatedWith Davis, P. O. (Posey Oliver), 1890-1973. person
associatedWith Defense Plant Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Democratic Party (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Dixon, Frank M. (Frank Murray), 1892-1965. person
associatedWith Duggan, I. W. person
associatedWith Duncan, L. N. (Luther Noble), 1875-1947. person
associatedWith Durr family. family
associatedWith Dye, Alexander V. (Alexander Wincent), 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986. person
associatedWith Etheridge, Mark. person
associatedWith Fanchess, M. J. person
associatedWith Gilmer, Thomas W. person
associatedWith Glick, Nathan H. (Nathan Harold), 1912- person
associatedWith Goodwyn, R. T. (Robert Tyler), 1901-1957. person
associatedWith Grant, George (George McInvale), 1897-1964. person
associatedWith Grantham, Gordon, C. person
associatedWith Graves, Bibb, 1873-1942. person
associatedWith Graves, John Temple, 1892-1961. person
associatedWith Hall, Grover C. (Grover Cleveland), 1888-1947. person
associatedWith Hanson, Victor H. (Victor Henry), b. 1876. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Heflin, James Thomas, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Hill, Lister, 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Hobbs, Sam (Samuel Francis), 1877-1952. person
associatedWith Holt, Thad (Thaddeus Goode), b. 1898. person
associatedWith Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. person
associatedWith Jackson, M. F. person
associatedWith Jarman, Peterson Bryant, 1892-1955. person
associatedWith John, Sam Will. person
associatedWith Lilienthal, David Eli, 1899-1981. person
associatedWith McCorvey, Gessner T. (Gessner Tutwiler), 1882-1965. person
associatedWith McDonald, W. R. person
associatedWith McKellar, Kenneth Douglas, 1869-1957. person
associatedWith Oden, Demps A. person
associatedWith O'Neal, Edward Asbury, 1875-1958. person
associatedWith Owen, Marie Bankhead, 1869-1958. person
associatedWith Pace, Stephen, 1891-1970. person
associatedWith Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988. person
associatedWith Randolph, Walter L. (Walter Leon), 1905-1974. person
associatedWith Reese, Warren S. (Warren Stone), 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Ribe, A. J. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Seed, Walter D. (Walter Dudley), Jr. person
associatedWith Shelton, Barrett C., b. 1902. person
associatedWith Sparkman, John, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Sparks, Chauncey, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Sprouse, Bill. person
associatedWith Stanley, Cash M. (Cassius Miller), 1878-1964. person
associatedWith Starnes, Joe, 1895-1962. person
associatedWith State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama. corporateBody
associatedWith State Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama. corporateBody
associatedWith Steagall, Henry Bascom, 1873-1943. person
associatedWith Sutherland, George, 1862-1942. person
associatedWith Tennessee Valley Authority. corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972. person
associatedWith Underwood, Oscar W. (Oscar Wilder), 1862-1929. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Cooperative Extension Service. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Farm Security Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Office of Price Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Food Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Alabama. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965. person
associatedWith Warburton, C. W. person
associatedWith Wheeler family. family
associatedWith Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965. person
associatedWith Woods, Richard B. person
associatedWith Zuber, Oscar. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala. and Miss.)
Tuscaloosa County (Ala.)
Montgomery (Ala.)
United States
Birmingham (Ala.)
Mobile (Ala.)
Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
Southern States
United States
Alabama
Lowndes County (Ala.)
Subject
Campaign management
Sharecropping
Conservation of natural resources
Rivers
Agriculture
Veterans--Law and legislation
Cotton
Education
Lumber trade
African Americans
National school lunch program
Political Campaigns
World War, 1939-1945
Suffrage
Public Utilities
Agricultural price supports
Farm tenancy--Economic aspects
Elections
Interstate commerce
Governor
Patronage, Political
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Legislators--United States
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Birth 1872-07-08

Death 1946-06-12

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