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Benjamin V. CohenArchitect of the New Deal$
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William Lasser

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088793

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088793.001.0001

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Newcomer to Washington

Newcomer to Washington

The Securities Act of 1933

(p.65) 5 Newcomer to Washington
Benjamin V. Cohen

William Lasser

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on the start of Cohen's role in the New Deal. The discussions include the Lowenthal–Cohen critique of the Hastings bill; the Thompson bill on securities reform; Cohen's jobs as “temporary expert” with the new securities division of the Federal Trade Commission and as general solicitor of the Public Works Administration; and the reasons why he stayed in Washington.

Keywords:   Benjamin V. Cohen, New Deal, railroad reorganization, Hastings bill, Thompson bill, Federal Trade Commission, Public Works Administration

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