William B. Bankhead

William B. Bankhead

William Brockman Bankhead was an American politician from Alabama who served as U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House. Bankhead was a prominent supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal of pro-labor union legislation, thus clashing with most other southern Democrats in Congress at the time. Bankhead described himself as proud to be a politician, by which he meant that he did not neglect matters that concerned his district or reelection. He wa...

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