Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
BEVILL, Tom (1921-2005)

BEVILL, TOM, a Representative from Alabama; born in Townley, Walker County, Ala., March 27, 1921; graduated from Walker County High School, 1939; graduated from University of Alabama School of Commerce and Business Administration, 1943; graduated from University of Alabama School of Law in 1948; United States Army, World War II, 1943; served in European theater of operations; lawyer, private practice; member of the Alabama state house of representatives, 1958-1966; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; died on March 28, 2005, in Jasper, Ala.

The University of Alabama
W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
Tuscaloosa, AL
Papers: ca. 1949-1997, approximately 600 linear feet.
The papers of Tom Bevill contain legislative files, press materials, speeches, photographs, and campaign material. There are also specific files dealing with his time on the Appropriations Committee and relating to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Tom Bevill, Democratic Representative from Alabama. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.