John H. Bankhead (September 13, 1842 - March 1, 1920) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. He was appointed, then elected, to serve out the remainder of the term left by the death of John Tyler Morgan, and was later re-elected twice. He served in the Senate from June 18, 1907 to his death on March 1, 1920. B. B. Comer, former governor of Alabama, was appointed to serve the rest of his term until November 2, 1920, when J. Thomas Heflin was elected to serve out the term.
United States Senator John H. Bankhead II and Speaker of the House William Brockman Bankhead were his sons, and actress Tallulah Bankhead was his granddaughter. The cross-country Bankhead Highway was named after him.
Preceded by: John Tyler Morgan U.S. Senator from Alabama 1907-1920 Succeeded by: Braxton B. Comer