||Born to Ernest Homer Albert and Leona Ann Scott Albert in the Bolen-Darnell
mining camp in North McAlester, Oklahoma.
||Moves with family to Bug Tussle, Oklahoma.
||Graduates from McAlester High School. Wins regional oratorical contest
in Kansas City and participates in national oratorical finals in Washington,
D. C., where he speaks before the justices of the Supreme Court and meets
President Calvin Coolidge. Enters University of Oklahoma.
||Graduates from University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of arts degree,
then enters Oxford University in England as a Rhodes Scholar.
||Receives a bachelor of arts degree from Oxford.
||Receives a bachelor of civil laws from Oxford. Returns to the United
||Works for the Federal Housing Administration in central and western
||Practices law in Oklahoma and Illinois.
||Is drafted into the U. S. Army, assigned to Judge Advocate's Office
in Army Air Corps.
||Marries Mary Harmon of South Carolina.
||Is discharged as a lieutenant colonel from the Army. Wins first election
to Congress as a Democrat.
||Takes his seat in the U. S. House of Representatives to represent Oklahoma's
Third Congressional District for the next thirty years.
||Becomes majority whip of the House.
||Becomes majority leader of the House.
||Works for passage of the Civil Rights Act and Great Society legislation.
||Is elected Speaker of the House.
||Leads House during the Watergate scandal.
||Becomes next in line to the presidency after Vice President Spiro Agnew
resigns and before Gerald Ford assumes the vice presidency.
||Becomes next in line to the presidency after Richard Nixon resigns
and Gerald Ford becomes president and before Nelson Rockefeller is sworn
in as vice president.
||Leads House during celebration of the American Bicentennial. Announces
his retirement from Congress.
||Officially retires from office of the Speaker and from Congress. Returns
||Publishes memoirs, Little Giant: The Life and Times of Speaker Carl
Albert (University of Oklahoma Press).
||Receives honorary doctorate from University of Oklahoma.
||Dies in McAlester.