American attorney and politician who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1931 to 1947. He chaired the House Military Affairs Committee during World War II.
He attended Southern Normal University Law School in Tennessee and opened the May & May Law Practice with his brother.
He was responsible for a major intelligence breach during World War II: he revealed during a press conference the specific vulnerabilities of Japanese submarines.
He was born in Floyd County, Kentucky and spent much of his life in his home state.
He was convicted of bribery following an investigation of his conduct during World War II, but he was eventually pardoned by U.S. President Harry Truman.