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Favorable or Unfavorable #335: Carter Glass


Favorable or Unfavorable #335: Carter Glass  

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Carter Glass of VA is arguably the leading banking figure in US history after Alexander Hamilton. His actions drop off after 1935 maining because he's overshadowed by fellow VA Sen Harry F Byrd by then. Like Byrd, Glass opposed civil rights and supported Jim Crow laws. It was Glasses wish to remove black people as much from VA as possible without decreasing the white vote. What he meant by that was that he wanted black people in the state only to keep up the population for the electoral vote count, but that he wanted them to be politically invisible. 

His actions:

Glass, Carter 1902 Strongly supports Jim Crow laws, segregation, disenfranchisement of blacks at VA new Const. Conv.
Glass, Carter 1913 Influential House Financial Services Committee Chair. Served through Income Tax, IRS, Fed Reserve, and early WWI
Glass, Carter 1913 opposes Hollis-Bulkley bill
Glass, Carter 1913 Introduces the Federal Reserve Act
Glass, Carter 1918 Confirmed Sec of Treasury for Wilson
Glass, Carter 1920 Dem cand for pres
Glass, Carter 1924 Dem pres cand
Glass, Carter 1932 Glass-Steagall Act of 1932 regarding banking
Glass, Carter 1933 Influential Senate Appropriations Committee Chair. Served 13 years, including through the Great Depression and WWII
Glass, Carter 1933 Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 regarding banking
Glass, Carter 1934 old-fashioned Democrat uneasy w New Deal
Glass, Carter 1935 role in Banking Act of 1935
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