A fairly comprehensive biography of the leader of the Old Guard Democrats, with little of his personal life, a full account...
by ‧RELEASE DATE: May 10, 1939
A fairly comprehensive biography of the leader of the Old Guard Democrats, with little of his personal life, a full account of his work on the Federal Reserve, and a detailed record of his stand on successive political issues through the years. The press was his aim -- and at 30 he was editor of the Lynchburg News. Shortly thereafter, he went to the House, where he was to serve for 17 years, and to receive his grounding in the work of the future. The Federal Reserve Bill was his greatest contribution. He then became Secretary of the Treasury under Wilson and served until 1920. The last part of the book shows him as an old school politician, a reactionary, opposing the President on almost every stand. But his biographyers revere him as a ""byword of courage, intelligence, perserverance and integrity."" He was a fighter from the start, a remarkable speaker, a strong public servant. A book for conservatives, pretty ponderous reading for those not interested in speeches, letters, details of government machinery.