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The Unlikely Reformer: Carter Glass and Financial Regulation Book Talk & Signing with Matthew P. Fink

  • Lynchburg Museum System 901 Court Street Lynchburg United States (map)

Carter Glass was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, and his home on Clay Street is the city’s only National Historic Landmark. Glass served as a Congressman, Secretary of the Treasury and Senator for 43 years during the first half of the 20th century. He authored some of the most important financial legislation in American history: the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 and provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, creating the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Unlikely Reformer is the first book that explores Glass’s record in detail.

About the Author
Matthew P. Fink was employed by the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund association, from 1971 to 2004, and served as the Institute’s president from 1991 to 2004. He is the author of The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View, published by Oxford University Press (2nd ed., 2011). Mr. Fink is an honors graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, and he attended the London School of Economics.

Earlier Event: May 18
Daniels Hill History Days