Glass, Carter
(1858-1946)
   Carter Glass left school at the age of 14 and held various types of employment before becoming a reporter in Virginia in 1880. He eventually became a newspaper editor and owner. He served in the state senate from 1899 to 1903 as a Democrat and then represented Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1902 to 1919 and in the U.S. Senate from 1920 until his death. An advocate of banking reform, he sponsored the Federal Reserve Act in 1913 and was secretary of the Treasury between 1918 and 1920. Glass was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1916 to 1928 and, unusual for a southerner, he supported Alfred E. Smith in 1928. In 1932, with Representative Henry Steagall, he cosponsored the act that kept the United States on the gold standard. In 1933 he cosponsored the Glass-Steagall Act that established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Increasingly, however, as an advocate of states’ rights, Glass opposed the New Deal. He did support President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s foreign policy and opposed isolationism.

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  • Glass, Carter — born Jan. 4, 1858, Lynchburg, Va., U.S. died May 28, 1946, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. Largely self educated, he pursued a successful career in journalism, eventually becoming proprietor of two Lynchburg newspapers. In the U.S. House of… …   Universalium

  • Glass, Carter — (4 ene. 1858, Lynchburg, Va., EE.UU.–28 may. 1946, Washington, D.C.). Político estadounidense. Autodidacta en gran medida, tuvo éxito en el periodismo y terminó por ser propietario de dos periódicos de Lynchburg. En la Cámara de Representantes… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Carter Glass — (* 4. Januar 1858 in Lynchburg, Virginia; † 28. Mai 1946 in Washington D.C.) war ein US amerikanischer demokratischer Politiker, Präsident pro tempore des Senats der Vereinigten Staaten und Finanzminister …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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