INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
By Steve Flowers
Since we are in the midst of an election for a US Senator, let me share the story of one of the most prestigious congressional families in Alabama history. The Bankheads of Jasper would likely be the most prominent political family in Alabama political lore. More than likely there has never been a father serve as one of Americas most powerful US Senators while their son, William Bankhead, served as Speaker of the US House of Representatives.