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Glass, Carter

Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1946 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politicial Adviser, Politician


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.


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