For the history buffs.... William Brockman Bankhead
, Dem, was 42nd Speaker of the House
from 1936 until his death in 1940.
As Speaker, Bankhead held the highest political office of any Alabamian save Vice President William R. King.
William Bankhead attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and played on the university's first football team, organized in 1892. Forrest David Mathews
, independent, served as the 11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare
from 1975 to 1977, during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford.
He also served two nonconsecutive terms as the president of the University of Alabama.
He attended the University of Alabama (AB in history and classical Greek, 1958)
He presided over the integration of the university's football program under Hall of Fame coach Bear Bryant in 1971. Winton Malcolm Blount, Jr.
, Rep, known as Red Blount, was the United States Postmaster General
from January 22, 1969 to January 1, 1972.
Blount was the last Postmaster General when the position was within the presidential Cabinet.
He attended the University of Alabama in 1939, but left the university after three semesters, preferring work to academics.
Even though he himself never graduated from college, he was a trustee of the University of Alabama from 1959 to 1991 and donated millions of dollars to the University.
A interesting tidbit about Blount. He founded and was head of the construction company, Blount International, that built the Superdome in Louisiana.
An Alabama boy built the Superdome.
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