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Unknown [Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the 1935 Bank Reform Act]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01094 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 23 August 1935 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. Order a Copy

Also signed by ten other persons in the photograph, including Carter Glass and Henry Steagall. Shows Roosevelt sitting at his desk signing the act while the other ten men look on from behind.

The Glass-Steagall Banking Reform Act of 1935 put greater power into the hands of the Federal Reserve and proved to be the most comprehensive bank bill since the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946
Steagall, Henry Bascom, 1873-1943

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