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Sen. John Bankhead

Former Senator for Alabama

Bankhead was a senator from Alabama and was a Democrat. He served from 1907 to 1921.

He was previously the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1905 to 1907; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1903 to 1905; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1901 to 1903; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1899 to 1901; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1895 to 1899; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1893 to 1895; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1891 to 1893; the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1889 to 1891; and the representative for Alabama’s 6th congressional district as a Democrat from 1887 to 1889.

Photo of Sen. John Bankhead [D-AL, 1907-1921]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Mar 1908 to Feb 1920, Bankhead missed 830 of 2,305 roll call votes, which is 36.0%. This is worse than the median of 25.8% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Feb 1920. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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