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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