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Conable, Barber Benjamin Jr.

Born: 1922 AD
Died: 2003 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Bankers


US banker and Republican politician


Representative from New York 1965-1985


ranking Republican on House Ways and Means Committee 1977-1985


president of World Bank 1986-1991


Page last updated: 3:07am, 25th Jul '06

  • "I don't think it's the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision."
  • "Exhaustion and exasperation are frequently the handmaidens of legislative decision."
  • "[Congress is] functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority."