John Sparkman

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John Sparkman
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by J. William Fulbright
Succeeded by Frank Church
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by A. Willis Robertson
Succeeded by William Proxmire
Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Small Business
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1967
Preceded by Edward John Thye
Succeeded by George Smathers
In office
February 20, 1950 – January 3, 1953
Preceded by Edward John Thye
Succeeded by George Smathers
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
November 6, 1946 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by George R. Swift
Succeeded by Howell Heflin
11th Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 1946 – November 6, 1946
Leader John W. McCormack
Preceded by Robert Ramspeck
Succeeded by Leslie C. Arends
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Alabama's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1937 – November 6, 1946
Preceded by Archibald Hill Carmichael
Succeeded by Robert E. Jones, Jr.
Personal details
Born John Jackson Sparkman
December 20, 1899
Hartselle, Alabama, USA
Died November 16, 1985(1985-11-16) (aged 85)
Huntsville, Alabama
Resting place Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ivo Sparkman
Alma mater University of Alabama
Religion Methodist
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Unit Student Army Training Corps, World War I

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