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.
Bevill was an initiate of the Gamma Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha at UA. He served in the United States Army during World World War 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.
Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Walker County Bar Association (past president), American Judicature Society.
Married Lou Betts, June 24, 1943. Children: Susan B., Donald H., Patricia Lou.