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Carter Glass
Carter Glass

Carter Glass (January 4, 1858May 28, 1946) was an American politician from Virginia, who served many years in Congress, as well as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under Woodrow Wilson. See http://bioguide. ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Tim Kaine (D-Governor Elect) Senators John Warner (R) George Allen (R) Official language(s) English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... John W. Snow, the current Secretary of the Treasury. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ...


Glass was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and became a newspaper editor. He was elected to the Virginia state Senate in 1899, and was a delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention of 1901-1902. He was one of the most influential members of the convention, which imposed a poll tax and a literacy test in order to disenfranchise African Americans, but which also instituted measures associated with the Progressive movement, such as the establishment of the State Corporation Commission to regulate railroads and other corporations. Glass was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1902, to fill a vacancy. In 1913, he became Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, where he worked with Wilson on the Federal Reserve Act. In 1919, Wilson then appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, succeeding William Gibbs McAdoo. He served in that role until 1920, when he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas S. Martin. The Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg, completed in 1931. ... 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A poll tax, head tax, or capitation is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount per individual (as opposed to a percentage of income). ... A literacy test, in a strict sense, is a test designed to determine ones ability to read and write a given language. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... In the United States of America, the Progressive Era was a period of reform that began in Americas urban regions from, approximately the 1890s and lasted through the 1920s, although some experts say it lasted from 1900 to 1920. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The Federal Reserve Act of 1913, also called the Glass-Owen Bill, established the Federal Reserve System in the United States. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... William Gibbs McAdoo (October 31, 1863–February 1, 1941) was a U.S. Senator and United States Secretary of the Treasury. ... 1920 (MCMXX) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Thomas Staples Martin (July 29, 1847– November 12, 1919) was an American lawyer and politician from Charlottesville, Virginia. ...


Glass served in the Senate for the remainder of his life, turning down the offer of the Treasury from Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. Glass became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee when the Democrats regained control of the Senate in 1933, and also as President pro tempore from 1941 to 1945. As a Senator, Glass's most notable achievement was passage of the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated the activities of banks and securities brokers and created FDIC insurance. Glass died in Washington, D.C. on May 28, 1946. Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska is the current President pro tempore of the Senate. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Two separate laws are known as the Glass-Steagall Act. ... The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was created by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


External link

  • biographic sketch at U.S. Congress website
Preceded by:
William Gibbs McAdoo
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19181920
Succeeded by:
David F. Houston
Preceded by:
Thomas S. Martin
U.S. Senator from Virginia
19201946
Succeeded by:
Thomas G. Burch
Preceded by:
Pat Harrison
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
July 11, 1941January 2, 1945
Succeeded by:
Kenneth McKellar
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Carter Glass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (565 words)
Carter Glass (January 4, 1858–May 28, 1946) was an American politician from Virginia, who served many years in Congress with the Democratic Party.
Glass was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and became a newspaper editor.
Glass served in the U.S. Senate for the remainder of his life, turning down the offer of the Treasury from Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.
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