BANKHEAD, Walter Will

BANKHEAD, Walter Will
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1897–1988

Biography

BANKHEAD, Walter Will, (son of John Hollis Bankhead 2d, grandson of John Hollis Bankhead, and nephew of William Brockman Bankhead), a Representative from Alabama; born in Jasper, Walker County, Ala., July 21, 1897; attended the public schools; was graduated from Marion (Ala.) Military Institute in 1916, from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1919, and from the law department of the same university in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Jasper, Ala.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress and served from January 3, 1941, until February 1, 1941, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the board of Bankhead Mining Co., Inc., and Bankhead Development Co., Inc.; president of Mammoth Packing Co. and Bankhead Broadcasting Co., Inc.; vice chairman, board of directors, First National Bank of Jasper; was a resident of Jasper, Ala., until his death in November 1988; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the John Hollis Bankhead Papers, 1865-1923, 35 cubic feet. Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. A series description and container listing is available in the repository.
Papers: In the John Hollis Bankhead Papers, 1880-1947, 8 cubic feet. Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. A series description is available in the repository.
Papers: In the William Brockman Bankhead Papers, 1875-1952, 33 cubic feet. Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. Series descriptions and a container listing are available in the repository.
Papers: In the records of the Frozen Custard Corporation, 1931-1932, 1 folder. Correspondents include Walter Will Bankhead.
Photographs: In the Bankhead family photographs, 1930-1942, 99 photographs. Persons represented include Walter Will Bankhead.
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