National Historic Figures
Buried At Oak Hill Cemetery
- Bankhead, John Hollis Born September 13, 1842 Died March 1, 1920
US Congressman, US Senator - Elected to represent Alabama's 6th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1887 to 1907. Also served as a Member of the Alabama State House of Representatives from 1865 to 1867, and 1881 to 1885, Member of the Alabama State Senate from 1876 to 1877, Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Alabama in 1912, United States Senator from Alabama from 1907 until his death in 1920, and served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
- Bankhead II., John Hollis Born July 8, 1872 Died June 12, 1946. US Senator - Served as a United States Senator from Alabama from 1931 until his death in 1946. Also served as a Member of the Alabama State Legislature in 1903, and Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Alabama in 1936.
- Bankhead, William Brockman Born: April 12, 1874 Died: September 15, 1940.
U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1917-40 Speaker of the U.S. House, 1936-40. His funeral was attended by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the First United Methodist Church in Jasper.
- Bankhead, Walter Will Born July 21, 1897 Died November, 1988. US Congressman - Bankhead, the son and grandson of two previous Alabama Senators, served as a U.S. Representative from Alabama in 1941.
- Elliott, Carl Atwood Born: December 20, 1913 Died: January 5, 1999.
US Congressman - Served in the United States Army during World War II. Elected to represent Alabama's 7th District and as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1949 to 1965. Also served as a Member of the Alabama Democratic State Executive Committee from 1942 to 1950, and Candidate in Primary for Governor of Alabama in 1966. His home here in Jasper has been turned into a historical museum.
These gentlemen along with Tom Bevill of Jasper & Carter Manasco of Townley make up more than a century (110 years 1887 - 1997) of almost continuous service by Walker Countians in the United States Congress.