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Encyclopedia > Duncan U. Fletcher
Duncan Upshaw Fletcher
Duncan Upshaw Fletcher
Date of birth: January 6, 1859
Place of birth: Americus, Georgia
Date of death: June 17, 1936
Place of death: Washington, D.C.
Spouse: Unknown
Political party: Democratic
Office(s): U.S. Senator from Florida
(1909–1936)

Duncan Upshaw Fletcher (January 6, 1859 - June 17, 1936) was an American lawyer and politician. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Americus is a city located in Sumter County, Georgia. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the longest-standing political party in the world. ... Florida was admitted to the Union on March 3, 1845. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Born near Americus, Georgia, he was still an infant when his family moved to Florida. Americus is a city located in Sumter County, Georgia. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville (largest metropolitan area is Miami) Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ...


Fletcher studied law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and after graduating in 1880 he was admitted to the bar the following year and set up a law practice in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Fletcher became active in municipal politics and was elected to city council in 1887 and served as mayor from 1893 to 1895. In 1893 he was elected to the State house of representatives. Law topics overview List of areas of law List of legal topics List of legal terms List of jurists List of legal abbreviations List of case law lists List of law firms Further reading Cheyenne Way: Conflict & Case Law in Primitive Jurisprudence, Karl N. Llewellyn and E. Adamson Hoebel, University... Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University (colloquially known as Vandy) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Nashville skyline Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ...


In 1909, Duncan U. Fletcher was elected to the United States Senate as a member of the Democratic Party where he served until his death in 1936. He served on a number of government committees including the high profile Chairmanship of the United States Senate Senate Banking and Currency Committee in 1932 with a mandate to examine the causes of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. His committee, generally known as the Pecora Commission, began a major process of reform of the American financial system and resulted in the passage of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that instituted disclosure laws for corporations seeking public financing plus the 1935 formation of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a mechanism to enforce the provisions of the new Acts. 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. ... The Democratic Party, founded in 1792, is the longest-standing political party in the world. ... 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. ... The United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has jurisdiction over matters related to banks and banking, price controls, deposit insurance, export promotion and controls, federal monetary policy, financial aid to commerce and industry, issuance of redemption of notes, currency and coinage, public and private housing, urban... The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also called the Great Crash or the Crash of 29, is the stock-market crash that occurred in late October, 1929. ... The Pecora Commission is the name commonly referred to by the public and the United States Center for Legislative Archives, for the commission established on March 4, 1932 by the United States Senate Banking and Currency Committee with a mandate to investigate the causes of the Wall Street Crash of... The Securities Act of 1933 has two basic objectives: require that investors receive financial and other significant information concerning securities being offered for public sale; and prohibit deceit, misrepresentations, and other fraud in the sale of securities. ... The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was a sweeping piece of legislation in the United States regulating the participants in the financial markets. ... The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ...


Senator Fletcher died in Washington, D.C. and was interred in the Evergreen Cemetery in Jacksonville, Florida. "The Duncan U. Fletcher High School" in Neptune Beach, Florida and the "Duncan U. Fletcher Middle School" in Jacksonville Beach were named in his memory. Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ... Neptune Beach is a city located in Duval County, Florida. ... Jacksonville Beach is a city located in Duval County, Florida. ...

Preceded by:
William H. Milton
United States Senator (Class 3) from Florida
1909 - 1936
Succeeded by:
William L. Hill

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