Miles Clayton Allgood Edit Profile
He attended the common schools of his native county and was graduated from the State Normal College at Florence, Alabama (now the University of North Alabama), in 1898.
Allgood taught school in Blount County. He served as Blount County agricultural demonstration agent from 1910 to 1913. State auditor of Alabama from 1914 to 1918.
And as State commissioner of agriculture and industries from 1918 to 1922. He was elected as a delegate at large from Alabama to the Democratic National Convention at San Francisco in 1920. Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, Allgood served from March 4, 1923 to January 3, 1935.
He was chairman of the Committee on War Claims (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses). He made an unsuccessful campaign for State treasurer in 1954, and again retired. Allgood died in Fort Payne, Alabama, March 4, 1977 (age 99 years, 10 days).
He is interred at Valley Head Cemetery, Valley Head, Alabama.
The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.
He became the tax assessor of Blount County, Alabama from 1900 to 1909, and was a member of the State Democratic executive committee from 1908 to 1910. An unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934, Allgood served as a member of the Farm Security Administration from September 4, 1935, until he retired on December 1, 1943.
Married Willie Randall Fox, of Montgomery, Alabama, February 1, 1917. Children: Miles Clayton, Mary Fox, William David.