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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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Into the Maelstrom

Into the Maelstrom

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(p.86) 6 Into the Maelstrom
Benjamin V. Cohen

William Lasser

Yale University Press

This chapter describes the drafting and provisions of the Cohen–Corcoran–Landis bill, which formed the basis of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Wall Street's adverse reactions to the proposed stock exchange legislation; revisions of the bill; Cohen's ability to navigate in the treacherous waters of Washington politics; and Roosevelt's signing of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 into law on June 6.

Keywords:   Benjamin V. Cohen, Cohen–Corcoran–Landis bill, stock exchange legislation

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