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John Sparkman
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Birth Date:December 20, 1899
Astrology Sign:Sagittarius
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Died Date:November 16, 1985

Occupation:US Politician

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John Sparkman

Biography:John Sparkman (December 20, 1899 - November 16, 1985) was a United States politician from Alabama. He was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, where he represented Alabama from 1946 until 1979. He was the Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee in the 1952 U.S. presidential election.

Sparkman was born on a farm near Hartselle, Alabama. He attended the rural schools and helped on the family farm; during World War I, he was a member of the Students Army Training Corps. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1921 and from its law school in 1923. He was admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Huntsville. He was an instructor at Huntsville College 1925-1928. He was also a Freemason and life member of Helion Lodge #1 in Huntsville.

Sparkman was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1937 to November 5, 1946, when he resigned. He was Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives in 1946, was reelected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946, and at the same time was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Bankhead II for the term ending January 3, 1949. Following the election he resigned from the House of Representatives and began duties in the Senate on November 6, 1946, serving until January 3, 1979. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978.

Sparkman was chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business (Eighty-first, Eighty-second, and Eighty-fourth through Ninetieth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eighty-sixth Congress), chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Ninetieth and Ninety-first Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on Defense Production (Ninety-first and Ninety-third Congresses), Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses), and a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations (Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses).

He was a representative of the United States to the Fifth General Assembly of the United Nations in 1950. He died in Huntsville, Alabama.

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Preceded by: George R. Swift U.S. Senator from Alabama 1946 - 1979 Succeeded by: Howell T. Heflin Preceded by: Alben W. Barkley Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate 1952 (lost) Succeeded by: Estes Kefauver Preceded by: J. William Fulbright Senate Foreign Relations Committee 1975 - 1979 Succeeded by: Frank Church United States Democratic Party Vice Presidential Nominees Calhoun • Van Buren • R Johnson • Dallas • Butler • King • Breckinridge • H Johnson/Lane(SD), Pendleton • Blair • Brown • Hendricks • English • Hendricks • Thurman • Stevenson • Sewall • Stevenson • Davis • Kern • Marshall • Roosevelt • Bryan • Robinson • Garner • Wallace • Truman • Barkley • Sparkman • Kefauver • L Johnson • Humphrey • Muskie • Eagleton/Shriver • Mondale • Ferraro • Bentsen • Gore • Lieberman •

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John Sparkman's Personality Tarot Card Temperance - Personality Card

Birthday: December 20, 1899

Mixing and blending of opposites; compromise and cooperation.

John Sparkman's Character Tarot Card The Hierophant - Character Card

Birthday: December 20, 1899

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

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John Sparkman's Growth Tarot Card The Lovers

Birthday: December 20, 2017

A relationship or love affair with a trial or choice involved.




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