Albert B. Fall

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Albert Fall
Albert B. Fall.jpg
28th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 5, 1921 – March 4, 1923
PresidentWarren G. Harding
Preceded byJohn Payne
Succeeded byHubert Work
United States Senator
from New Mexico
In office
March 27, 1912 – March 4, 1921
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byHolm O. Bursum
Personal details
Albert Bacon Fall

(1861-11-26)November 26, 1861
Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedNovember 30, 1944(1944-11-30) (aged 83)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Emma Garland Morgan
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army
Battles/warsSpanish–American War

Albert Bacon Fall (November 26, 1861 – November 30, 1944) was an American politician. He was the United States Senator from New Mexico between 1912 and 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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senate Investigates the "Teapot Dome" Scandal". Historical Minutes: 1921–1940. Art & History, United States Senate.