Albert B. Fall
|28th United States Secretary of the Interior|
March 5, 1921 – March 4, 1923
|President||Warren G. Harding|
|Preceded by||John Payne|
|Succeeded by||Hubert Work|
|United States Senator|
from New Mexico
March 27, 1912 – March 4, 1921
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Holm O. Bursum|
Albert Bacon Fall
November 26, 1861
Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||November 30, 1944 (aged 83)|
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Emma Garland Morgan|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861 – November 30, 1944) was an American politician. He was the United States Senator from New Mexico between 1912 to 1921. He was the Secretary of the Interior under President Warren G. Harding.
He was known for being involved in the Teapot Dome scandal. He was found guilty of conspiracy and bribery and was jailed for one year as a result. He became the first former cabinet officer sentenced to prison as a result of misconduct in office.
References[change | change source]
- "Senate Investigates the "Teapot Dome" Scandal". Historical Minutes: 1921–1940. Art & History, United States Senate.