John H. Bankhead

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John H. Bankhead

John Hollis Bankhead (born September 13, 1842; died March 1, 1920) was a U.S. senator from Jasper. He was appointed, then elected, to serve out the remainder of the term left by the death of John Tyler Morgan, and was later re-elected twice. He served in the Senate from June 18, 1907 to his death on March 1, 1920. B. B. Comer, former governor of Alabama, was appointed to serve the rest of his term until November 2, 1920, when J. Thomas Heflin was elected to serve out the term.

United States Senator John Bankhead II and Speaker of the House William Bankhead were his sons, and actress Tallulah Bankhead was his granddaughter. The cross-country Bankhead Highway and the Black Warrior River's John Hollis Bankhead Lock and Dam was named after him.

Preceded by:
John Tyler Morgan
U. S. Senator from Alabama
Succeeded by:
B. B. Comer


  • "John H. Bankhead" (December 5, 2007) Wikipedia - accessed February 25, 2008
  • Frederickson, Kari A. (2021) Deep South Dynasty: The Bankheads of Alabama. University of Alabama Press ISBN 9780817321109

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