|Oil on canvas, Howard Chandler Christy, 1943, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives|
STEAGALL, Henry Bascom, a Representative from Alabama; born in Clopton, Dale County, Ala.,
May 19, 1873; attended the common schools and the Southeast Alabama
Agricultural School at Abbeville; was graduated from the law department of the
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same
year and commenced practice in Ozark, Ala.; county solicitor of Dale County
1902-1908; member of the State house of representatives in 1906 and 1907;
member of the State Democratic executive committee 1906-1910; prosecuting
attorney of the third judicial circuit 1907-1914; delegate to the Democratic
National Convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to
the fourteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his
death in Washington, D.C., November 22, 1943; chairman, Committee on Banking
and Currency (Seventy-second through Seventy-eighth Congresses); co-sponsor of
the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932; interment in the City Cemetery, Ozark, Ala.
BibliographyKey, Jack Brien. Henry B. Steagall: The Conservative as a
Alabama Review 17 (July 1964): 198-209.