Howell Heflin

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Howell Thomas Heflin
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Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1992
Preceded byTed Stevens
Succeeded byTerry Sanford
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byJohn J. Sparkman
Succeeded byJeff Sessions
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
In office
Preceded byHon. J. Ed Livingston
Succeeded byHon. C. C. Torbert, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1921-06-19)June 19, 1921
Poulan, Georgia
DiedMarch 29, 2005(2005-03-29) (aged 83)
Sheffield, Alabama
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Ann
(until his death)
Alma materBirmingham-Southern College
University of Alabama School of Law
AwardsSilver Star
Purple Heart (2)
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1942–1946
Battles/warsWorld War II

Howell Thomas Heflin (June 19, 1921 – March 29, 2005) was an American politician. He was a Democratic member of the United States Senate from Tuscumbia, Alabama.[1]

Heflin was born on June 19, 1921 in Poulan, Georgia. He was raised in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Heflin studied at Birmingham-Southern College and at University of Alabama School of Law.

Heflin was married to Elizabeth Ann Heflin until his death in 2005. They had one son. Heflin died on March 29, 2005 in Sheffield, Alabama from a heart attack, aged 83.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Article on Howell Heflin at
  2. Pear, Robert (March 30, 2005). "Howell Heflin, Former Alabama Senator, Dies at 83". New York Times. Retrieved October 23, 2008.

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