Howell Heflin

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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Alabama
DEATH DATE
May 29, 2005 (83)
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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Alabama
DEATH DATE
May 29, 2005 (83)

About

Conservative democrat Senator from Alabama from 1979 to 1997 who, for some of his tenure, was the Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. He also served as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1971 to 1977.

Before Fame

After serving in the Marines, he taught political science at the University of Alabama, at the same time studying for a law degree from the school.

Trivia

As a senior member of Senate Select Committee on Ethics, he often acted as the voice of conscience of his fellow senators.

Family Life

His cousin Julia Strudwick Tutwiler was a prominent Alabama educator and reformer, while his uncle 'Cotton Tom' Heflin was an outspoken segregationist.

Associated With

President Ronald Reagan considered appointing him to the Supreme Court but he declined the opportunity.