Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BANKHEAD, Walter Will (1897-1988)

BANKHEAD, WALTER WILL, (son of John Hollis Bankhead 2d, grandson of John Hollis Bankhead, and nephew of William Brockman Bankhead), a Representative from Alabama; born in Jasper, Walker County, Ala., July 21, 1897; attended the public schools; was graduated from Marion (Ala.) Military Institute in 1916, from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1919, and from the law department of the same university in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Jasper, Ala.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress and served from January 3, 1941, until February 1, 1941, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; chairman of the board of Bankhead Mining Co., Inc., and Bankhead Development Co., Inc.; president of Mammoth Packing Co. and Bankhead Broadcasting Co., Inc.; vice chairman, board of directors, First National Bank of Jasper; was a resident of Jasper, Ala., until his death in November 1988; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Ala.

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Montgomery, AL
Papers: In the John Hollis Bankhead Papers, 1865-1923, 35 cubic feet.
Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. A series description and container listing is available in the repository.

Papers: In the John Hollis Bankhead Papers, 1880-1947, 8 cubic feet.
Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. A series description is available in the repository.

Papers: In the William Brockman Bankhead Papers, 1875-1952, 33 cubic feet.
Other authors include Walter Will Bankhead. Series descriptions and a container listing are available in the repository.

Papers: In the records of the Frozen Custard Corporation, 1931-1932, 1 folder.
Correspondents include Walter Will Bankhead.

Photographs: In the Bankhead family photographs, 1930-1942, 99 photographs.
Persons represented include Walter Will Bankhead.