Albert B. Fall

US Senator Albert B. Fall

Profession: US Senator

United States of America

Biography: Albert B. Fall was an American politician that served as senator for New Mexico (1912-1921) and then, under President Warren G. Harding, as Secretary of the Interior (1921-1923). He is best known for his involvement in the Teapot Dome scandal, and was the only person convicted as a result.

The Teapot Dome scandal concerned allegations of bribery against Harding's administration concerning the allocation of leases for petroleum reserves primarily in Teapot Dome, Wyoming. At the time this was the largest scandal in American political history, at least until Watergate led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

Born: November 26, 1861
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 30, 1944 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 1883-05-07 US Senator Albert B. Fall (21) weds Emma Garland Morgan in Clarksville, Texas

Historical Events

  • 1914-03-09 US Senator Albert Fall (Teapot Dome) demands "Cubanisation of Mexico"
  • 1922-04-07 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion the Teapot Dome scandals
  • 1929-10-25 Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe in the Teapot scandal - 1st US Cabinet member to go to jail

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