WEATHERFORD, Zadoc Lorenzo, (1888 - 1983)


WEATHERFORD, Zadoc Lorenzo, a Representative from Alabama; born on a farm in Marion County, Ala., near Vina, Franklin County, February 4, 1888; attended the public schools; was graduated from the medical department of the University of Tennessee at Memphis, M.D., 1914; served as an intern in St. Joseph Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., 1914-1916; moved to Red Bay, Ala., in 1916 and commenced general medical practice; during the First World War served from August 26, 1917, as battalion surgeon in the Three Hundred and Twenty-sixth Infantry and was discharged on October 6, 1920; awarded the Purple Heart Medal; was subdistrict medical officer, United States Veterans’ Bureau, Montgomery, Ala., 1922-1924; resumed medical practice in Red Bay, Ala.; also interested in banking and agricultural pursuits, with farming interests in both Alabama and Mississippi; served in the State senate from 1939 until elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William B. Bankhead and served from November 5, 1940, to January 3, 1941; was not a candidate for the full term; resumed his medical profession, retiring from active practice January 1, 1958; mayor of Red Bay, Ala., 1945-1948; vice chairman Franklin County Democratic Committee, 1933-1937; president of the Bank of Red Bay, 1938-1970; was a resident of Red Bay, Ala., until his death on May 21, 1983.