Jasper in Walker County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
William Brockman Bankhead Home
—Speaker of the United States House of Representatives —
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.
Erected 2008 by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 33° 49.468′ N, 87° 16.939′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Alabama, in Walker County. Marker is on Seventh Street. Touch for map. Front of Bankhead House and Hertiage Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Seventh St, Jasper AL 35501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Monument (approx. Walker County War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walker County (approx. 0.6 miles away); First United Methodist Church Jasper/President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 0.7 miles away); Memorial Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); City Of Cordova (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bethel School (approx. 14.9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. William Brockman Bankhead. William Brockman Bankhead (April 12, 1874 – September 15, 1940) was an American politician from Alabama who served as U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House. He was a Democrat. (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
2. The Bankhead Family. William Brockman Bankhead 1874-1940 (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
3. Bankhead, William Brockman from The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The link is working normally, thanks, JMB 08.13.15 (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
4. Oak Hill Cemetery Jasper Walker County Alabama. William Brockman Bankhead (Submitted on April 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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