John Hollis Bankhead Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama, 1891. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1893. Doctor of Laws, Alabama Poly-technic Institute, University of Alabama.
Admitted to Alabama bar, 1893, and began practice at Jasper. Member firm Bankhead & Bankhead, of Jasper and Birmingham. President Bankhead Coal Company, 1911-1925.
United States senator, 3 terms, 1931-1949. Major, Alabama National Guard, 1901-1903.
Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.
Member Alabama House of Representatives, 1903 (author of Alabama election law). Delegate-at-large, Democratic National Convention, 1936, 1940. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.
Clubs: Southern (Birmingham).
Married Musa Harkins, December 26, 1894. Children: Marion (Mistress Charles B. Crow), Walter Will, Louise (Mistress H. M. Davis).