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William B. Bankhead

Politician
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Born Apr 12, 1874
Hometown Lamar County, Ala...
Died Sep 15, 1940
Death Place Washington, D.C.

William Brockman Bankhead was an American politician from Alabama who served as U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House. He was a Democrat. Bankhead was a prominent supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal of pro-labor union legislation, thus clashing with most other southern Democrats in Congress at the time.… Read More

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1874 Birth Born on April 12, 1874.

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1940 66 Years Old Bankhead served as Speaker until his own death in office on September 15, 1940. … Read More
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