Allen Joseph Ellender (b. Sept. 24, 1890, Montegut, La.-d. July 27, 1972, Bethesda, Md.), a U.S. Senator from Louisiana, graduated from the Tulane University law school and was admitted to the bar in 1913. He served as a sergeant in the Artillery Corps, U.S. Army, during the First World War. He was a member of the State House of Representatives from 1924 to 1936, acting as floor leader and as speaker. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate, serving from 1937 until his death in 1972. He served as President pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of several committees including Appropriations.
From the description of Ellender, Allen Joseph, 1890-1972 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582736