Carl Bert Albert

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Carl Bert Albert (1908 - 2000) was the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1971-1977 and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma. As Speaker, he was preceded by John W. McCormack and succeeded by Tip O'Neill.

He was born in North McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma on May 10, 1908 and graduated from McAlester High School in 1927. After high school, he attended and graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman in 1931.

  • Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1934
  • lawyer, private practice
  • United States Army, 1941-1946; awarded the Bronze Star
  • Delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1968
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1977)
  • Majority whip (84th-87th Congresses)
  • Majority leader (87th-91st Congresses)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives (92nd-94th Congresses)
  • Not a candidate for reelection to the 95th Congress in 1976

Albert died on February 4, 2000, in McAlester, Okla.