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Tom Bevill Edit Profile

United States representative , lawyer , politician , Member of the Alabama House of Representatives

Tom Bevill was American congressman, lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1949. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Walker County Bar Association (past president), American Judicature Society.

Background

Bevill, Tom was born on March 27, 1921 in Townley, AL. Son of Herman and Fannie Lou (Fike) Bevill.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Alabama, 1943. Bachelor of Laws (honorary), University Alabama, 1948. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1981.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Livingston University, 1986. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University North Alabama, 1991. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Troy State University, 1992.

Career

Bevill was an initiate of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at UA. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He also privately practiced law. In 1958 Bevill was elected to the Alabama Legislature, serving there until his election to Congress in 1966. In Congress, Bevill was known for securing federal money and development projects for his district.

This earned him the nickname "The King of Pork", a term which he actually turned into a positive. After fifteen terms in Congress, he retired in 1997. Bevill is also credited with making the world's very first 911 emergency call.

Achievements

  • Bar: Alabama 1949.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Walker County Bar Association (past president), American Judicature Society.

Connections

Married Lou Betts, June 24, 1943. Children: Susan B., Donald H., Patricia Lou.

father:
Herman Bevill

mother:
Fannie Lou (Fike) Bevill

spouse:
Lou Betts

children:
Susan B. Bevill

Donald H. Bevill

Patricia Lou Bevill