|Oil on canvas, Charles B. Wilson, 1973, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives. |
ALBERT, Carl Bert, (cousin of Charles Wesley Vursell),
a Representative from Oklahoma; born in North McAlester, Pittsburg
County, Okla., May 10, 1908; graduated from McAlester High School, McAlester,
Okla., 1927; graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1931,
and (having been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship) from Oxford University, Oxford,
England, 1934; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1941-1946; awarded
the Bronze Star; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1964,
and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the fourteen succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1977); majority whip (Eighty-fourth
through Eighty-seventh Congresses), majority leader (Eighty-seventh through
Ninety-first Congresses), Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for
reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on February 4, 2000, in
McAlester, Okla.; interment in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Okla.
BibliographyAlbert, Carl, and Danney Goble.
Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl Albert.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990.