Bankhead, John Hollis
Bankhead, John Hollis(băngk`hĕd), 1872–1946, American politician, b. Moscow, Ala.; brother of William Brockman BankheadBankhead, William Brockman,
1874–1940, U.S. Representative from Alabama (1917–40), b. Lamar co., Ala. Chairman of the House rules committee (1934–35), Democratic floor leader (1935–36), and Speaker of the House (1936–40), he was one of the
..... Click the link for more information. . He was elected to the Alabama legislature in 1903 and served in the U.S. Senate from 1931 until his death. Bankhead was a leader of the farm bloc in the Senate and strongly supported the New DealNew Deal,
in U.S. history, term for the domestic reform program of the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; it was first used by Roosevelt in his speech accepting the Democratic party nomination for President in 1932.
..... Click the link for more information. . He sponsored (with his brother) the Bankhead Cotton Control Act of 1934.