William Brockman Bankhead Home

William Brockman Bankhead Home (HMK0A)

Location: Jasper, AL 35501 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 49.468', W 87° 16.939'

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1874-1940

— Speaker of the United States House of Representatives —

William Brockman Bankhead served Alabama in the U.S. Congress from 1917 until 1940.
For the last four years of his life, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, he served as the 47th Speaker of the House.
He was the son of U.S. Senator John Hollis Bankhead, and the brother of U.S. Senator John Hollis Bankhead, Jr. An 1893 graduate of the University of Alabama, where he played fullback on the school's first football team. Bankhead earned his law degree from Georgetown University. He was the father of noted actress Tallulah Bankhead, who was married in this house on August 31, 1937. Upon Bankhead's death on September 15, 1940, President Roosevelt and a large delegation of dignitaries, including future President Harry S. Truman, attended the funeral and burial in Jasper.
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HM NumberHMK0A
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 473875 N 3742729
Decimal Degrees33.82446667, -87.28231667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 49.468', W 87° 16.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 49' 28.08" N, 87° 16' 56.34" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2505-2609 7th Ave, Jasper AL 35501, US
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