AUTHENTIC Press Pass HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES Byrns 1935

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2 AUTHENTIC Press Passes AUTHENTIC Signature s
UNITED STATES HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES
Franklin D. Roosevelt FDR Presidency
FIRST PRESS PASS
DATED January 30, 1935
Signed by Joseph Byrns
Pass expires December 31, 1936 - and it should be noted Senator Byrns died, in Washington, on June 4, 1936
/wiki/Joseph_W._Byrns,_Sr.
FIRST PRESS PASS
DATED January 3, 1939
Pass expires January 3, 1940
Signed by W.B. Bau ????
(My father's, father's, brother Albert Candido...was a photographer... who later became a United States White House Photographer working for the Washington Herald and Washington Times. )

IDENTIFIED THE SIGNATURE ON THIS CARD:
FIRST PRESS PASS
DATED January 3, 1939
Pass expires January 3, 1940
Signed by William B. Bankhead
United States House of Representatives from 1917 until his death and as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1936 until his death.
Father of Tallulah Bankhead
William Brockman Bankhead ( April 12 , 1874 âe" September 15 , 1940 ) was an American politician from Alabama . William followed his father's footsteps and went into politics following a brief career as a lawyer. As a young man he was known as a brilliant public speaker and for his fun-loving personality. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, Inc., at the University of Alabama . He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1917 until his death and as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1936 until his death. If Bankhead were Speaker today, he would be third in the line of Presidential succession and would be one of the highest ranking government officials from Alabama according to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 . However, no such law existed until seven years after his death. ( 3 U.S.C. § 19 ). Bankhead was the only person ever elected to Alabama's 10th congressional district . The district was eliminated after apportionment based on the 1910 census. John Abercrombie had been elected at large but Bankhead was directly elected to the office. He was a member of the Democratic Party .
A Notable Family

In his early days, he thought about becoming an actor, a career taken up by his daughter, Tallulah Bankhead , who gained quite a bit of notoriety as an actress and Bonne Vivante. [1] Senator John H. Bankhead was his father, and John H. Bankhead II was his brother. His mother was Tallulah James Brockman, of the South Carolina Brockman family and the namesake of his daughter. His grandfather was Thomas Patterson Brockman , a South Carolina Senator. The William B. Bankhead National Forest and sections of old US Highway 78 in northern Alabama are named in his honor.

Painting of Bankhead as House Speaker. /wiki/William_B._Bankhead

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