John Sparkman

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John Sparkman
John J. Sparkman, c 1950.jpg
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
BornJohn 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
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ivo Sparkman
Alma materUniversity of Alabama
ReligionMethodist
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
UnitStudent 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.