Democratic U.S. Senator from Alabama

For his son, see John H. Bankhead II.

John H. Bankhead

U.S. Senator
From Alabama
in office
June 18, 1907 to March 1, 1920
Before John T. Morgan
Following BB Comer
a member of U.S. House of Representatives
From the Sixth District of Alabama
in office
March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1907
Before John Mason Martin
Following Richmond Hobson
Member of the Senate of Alabama
in office
Member of the House of Representatives of Alabama
in office
personal information

John Hollis Bankhead

(1842-09-13)September 13, 1842
Moscow near the town of Sulligent, Alabama, U.S.

died March 1, 1920(1920-03-01) (77 years old)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic

John Hollis Bankhead (September 13, 1842 to March 1, 1920) was a U.S. Democratic senator from Alabama from 1907 to 1920.


Bankhead was born on September 13, 1842 in Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (near Sullikan, Alabama). His great-grandfather James Bankhead (1738-1799) was born in Ulster and settled in South Carolina.

Tallulah James Brockman

During the Civil War, he was educated in ordinary schools, served in the Confederate army, and was promoted to captain in the K company of the 16th infantry company in Alabama. He is married to James Brockman in Tallulah. She is a revolutionary ancestor. Her father’s great-grandfather, Benjamin Kilgore, was the captain of a South Carolina company during the Revolutionary War. She is the daughter of James H. Brockman, a native of Greenville, South Carolina. Her education was accepted at fashion schools in Tuskegee and Montgomery, Alabama. Their two eldest sons, John Hollis (John Hollis) and William Brockman (William Brockman) are practicing lawyers. The youngest Henry McAuley (Henry McAuley) is a student at the University of Alabama. The eldest daughter Louise is the wife of the former representative WH Perry in Greenville, South Carolina, and Marie is a professional historian Thomas McCadry Owen. McAdory Owen)’s wife.

Bankhead was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867, and in 1880 and 1881 respectively. In 1876 and 1877, he was a member of the State Senate. He was elected to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in 1887 and served until the age of 65 in 1907. John H. Bankhead was appointed and then elected to serve as the United States Senate by the death of John Morgan Taylor for the remainder of his term and He was re-elected twice. He was served from June 18, 1907, until his death, Washington. On March 1, 1920, the BB visitor, the former governor of Alabama, was appointed for the remainder of his term until November 1920. On the 2nd, when J. Thomas Heflin was elected to fulfill his term.

Bankhead was a member of the Inland Waterways Commission in 1907 and played an important role in enacting the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1916, which became the first federal highway financing legislation. He is also a member of the Public Building Committee and the River and Port Committee. He wrote several books about the postal road.

US Senator John H. Bankhead II and Speaker of the House of Representatives William Brockman Bankhead are his sons, and actress Tallulah Bankhead is his granddaughter. The off-road Bankhead Highway is named after him, and Bankhead Lake on the Black Warrior River near Birmingham is also named after him. Similarly, the Bankhead Tunnel at US 98 in Mobile, Alabama is named after him.

You can also take a look

  • Bankhead House (Jasper, Alabama)
  • James Greer Bankhead House
  • List of U.S. Congressmen who died in service (1900-49)

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Party and government office
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James Thomas Heflin
U.S. House of Representatives
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Richmond Hobson
U.S. Senate
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