Howell Thomas Heflin

Howell Thomas Heflin

Poulan, Worth County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Mar 2005 (aged 83)
Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Burial Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 10702036 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. He graduated from Birmingham Southern College, in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps, (1942-46). After the war, he graduated from the University of Alabama School Law, in 1948, was admitted to the bar in 1948 and commenced to practice law in Tuscumbia, Alabama. He was the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, (1971-77). In 1978, he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving until 1997. Not a candidate for reelection, he lived in retirement until his death due to a heart attack.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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United States Marines, South Pacific, 1942-1945
Attorney-at-Law, 1949-2005
Chief Justice, Alabama Supreme Court, 1971-1977
United States Senate, 1979-1997

"Attorney, Judge, Statesman, Patriot"



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