1858 – Born in Lynchburg, Virginia on the 4th of January.
1899 – He was elected to the Virginia state Senate.
1901-1902 – Was a delegate to the Virginia constitutional convention.
– Glass was elected to Congress as a Democrat in, to fill a vacancy.
1913 – He became Chairman of the House Committee on Banking and Currency, where he worked with Wilson on the Federal Reserve Act.
1918 – Wilson then appointed him Secretary of the Treasury, succeeding William Gibbs McAdoo.
1914 – His signature as Secretary of the Treasury can be found on series Federal Reserve Notes, issued while he was in office.
1920 – He served in that role, when he was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas S. Martin.
1933 – Glass served in the U.S. Senate for the remainder of his life, turning down the offer of the Treasury from Franklin Roosevelt.
– Glass became Chairman of the Appropriations Committee when the Democrats regained control of the Senate.
1941-1945 – President pro tempore.
– Glass began suffering from various age-related illnesses, and he did not attend Senate meetings after that time.
1946 – Died in Washington, D.C. on the 28th of May.