Lister Hill

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Birthday
29, 1894
Birthplace
Montgomery, AL
Death Date
Dec 21, 1984 (89)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1894
Birthplace
Montgomery, AL
Death Date
Dec 21, 1984 (89)

About

Longtime congressman from Alabama who helped shape the Tennessee Valley Authority and the GI Bill. He was the Senate Majority Whip from 1941 to 1947.

Before Fame

He was a lawyer in Montgomery County, Alabama, until elected to the House of Representative, representing its rural second district.

Trivia

In the House, he sponsored the bill that would create the Tennessee Valley Authority, helping to urbanize and industrialize the largely rural South.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Henrietta Fontaine McCormick.

Associated With

He was elected to Senate after his predecessor, Hugo Black, was appointed by President Roosevelt to the Supreme Court.