First Lieutenant, United States Army
Member of Congress
of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Alabama; born in Greenville, Butler County, Ala., April 12, 1933; educated in public schools of Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama, A.B., 1955, and LL.B., 1957; Rotary Foundation Fellow at University of London, England, 1957-1958 (graduate student in international law); commissioned as a Reserve officer, Military Intelligence, Army, 1955; served on active duty as lieutenant, 1958-1959; was admitted to the bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Alabama; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate in 1978 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; businessman; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death there April 12, 1984; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Posted: 3 April 1999 Updated: 19 November 2000
Udated: 20 October 2002 Updated: 10 August 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003