Henry Steagall

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Henry Bascom Steagall (born May 19, 1873 in Clopton, Dale County; died November 22, 1943 in Washington D.C.) represented the Alabama's 3rd District in the United States House of Representatives from 1915 to 1943.

He served as chair of the House Committee on Banking and Currency and co-sponsored major bills that created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation and the United States Housing Authority.

Steagall attended the Southeast Alabama Agricultural School at Abbeville and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law at Tuscaloosa in 1893. He served as solicitor for Dale County from 1902 to 1908 and was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1906 to 1907. Steagall was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Alabama's 3rd District in 1915. He died in office in November 1943 and was succeeded by George Andrews.

Steagall was inducted into the 2014 class of the Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame

Preceded by:
William Mulkey
U.S. Congressman, 3rd District
Succeeded by:
George Andrews