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Henry B. Steagall

Born: May 19, 1873

Death: Nov 22, 1943

Birthplace: United States of America

Nationality: United States

Henry B. Steagall

Date of Birth : May 19, 1873
Date of Death : Nov 22, 1943
Birth Place : United States of America

Henry Bascom Steagall was a United States Representative from Alabama. He was chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency and in 1933 co-sponsored the Glass–Steagall Act with Carter Glass, an act that introduced banking reforms and established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Alongside Senator Robert F. Wagner he co-sponsored the Wagner-Steagall National Housing Act of September 1937 which created the United States Housing Authority. Born in Clopton, Alabama, on May 19, 1873, Steagall attended the Southeast Alabama Agricultural School at Abbeville and graduated from the law department of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1893. He served as the county solicitor of Dale County from 1902 to 1908 and was a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1906 to 1907. Steagall was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Alabama's 3rd District in 1915 and served until 1943. He died while in office on November 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C.. Asked how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest it was stee-gall, with equal stress on each syllable.

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