John P. Newsome

John Parks Newsome ( born February 13, 1893 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, † November 10, 1961 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama) was an American businessman and politician (Democratic Party).


John Parks Newsome attended the public school in Thompsons Station (Tennessee ) and then the Battle Ground Academy in Franklin ( Tennessee). After that, he was employed in 1912 as a warehouse manager in a wholesale company that drove hardware products. Newsome then worked 1913-1920 as a businessman. Last year, he became president and financial manager in an electrical company. He also served during World War II in the U.S. Army, where he was appointed on 27 November 1917 First Lieutenant. Later he was promoted to captain of infantry in the 5th Division and served there until April 29, 1919. Newsome had in the years 1942 and 1943 presided over the Appeals Board No.. 2, State of Alabama, Selective Service System. Then he was elected to the 78th U.S. Congress, however, failed 1944 nomination in the following 79 U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 3 January 1943 to 3 January 1945. Later he was 1953-1955 president of the Associated Industries of Alabama. He was also Director of the Exchange Security Bank and the Alabama Gas Corp.. He died in 1961 in Birmingham ( Alabama) and was buried there on the Elwood Cemetery.