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Howell Thomas Heflin
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Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics
In office
January 3, 1987 – January 3, 1992
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Terry Sanford
United States Senator
from Alabama
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by John J. Sparkman
Succeeded by Jeff Sessions
Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
In office
1971–1977
Preceded by Hon. J. Ed Livingston
Succeeded by Hon. C. C. Torbert, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1921-06-19)June 19, 1921
Poulan, Georgia
Died March 29, 2005(2005-03-29) (aged 83)
Sheffield, Alabama
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Ann
(until his death)
Alma mater Birmingham-Southern College
University of Alabama School of Law
Awards Silver Star
Purple Heart (2)
Military service
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1942–1946
Battles/wars World War II

Howell Thomas Heflin (June 19, 1921 – March 29, 2005) was an American politician. He was a Democratic member of the United States Senate from Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Heflin was born on June 19, 1921 in Poulan, Georgia. He was raised in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Heflin studied at Birmingham-Southern College and at University of Alabama School of Law.

Heflin was married to Elizabeth Ann Heflin until his death in 2005. They had one son. Heflin died on March 29, 2005 in Sheffield, Alabama from a heart attack, aged 83.

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