John Sparkman

American jurist and politician (1899–1985)

John Jackson Sparkman (December 20, 1899 - November 16, 1985) was an American politician from Alabama. He ran in the 1952 United States Presidential election.

John Sparkman
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byJ. William Fulbright
Succeeded byFrank Church
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded byA. Willis Robertson
Succeeded byWilliam Proxmire
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Small Business
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byEdward John Thye
Succeeded byGeorge Smathers
In office
February 20, 1950 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byEdward John Thye
Succeeded byGeorge Smathers
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byGeorge R. Swift
Succeeded byHowell Heflin
11th Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1946 – November 6, 1946
LeaderJohn W. McCormack
Preceded byRobert Ramspeck
Succeeded byLeslie C. Arends
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – November 6, 1946
Preceded byArchibald Hill Carmichael
Succeeded byRobert E. Jones, Jr.
Personal details
John Jackson Sparkman

December 20, 1899
Hartselle, Alabama, USA
DiedNovember 16, 1985(1985-11-16) (aged 85)
Huntsville, Alabama
Resting placeMaple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ivo Sparkman
Alma materUniversity of Alabama
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
UnitStudent Army Training Corps, World War I