Bankhead, William Brockman
(1874-1940)
   Born in Lamar County, Alabama, William B. Bankhead graduated from the University of Alabama in 1893, and from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., in 1895. He practiced law in Huntsville, Alabama, where he became city attorney from 1898 to 1901. A Democrat, he was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1900 and 1901, and to the national House of Representatives in 1916. He served until 1940 and was majority leader from 1935 to 1937 and speaker of the House from 1935 to 1939. With his brother, John H. Bankhead, he was associated with legislation to aid cotton and tobacco farmers.
   See also Agriculture; Bankhead Cotton Act; Bankhead Cotton Control Act.

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