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Business: Liberal Wheelhorse

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Iowa Representative Edward Clayton Eicher’s father was the kind of liberal who got kicked out of his Amish church for preaching that Amishmen should be allowed to wear buttons on their clothes instead of hooks and eyes. Congressman Eicher is the kind of liberal who read all the bills that came before the House. A wheelhorse in a pasture of mavericks, he worked on the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935, defended the Court Plan, was the most ardent New Dealer among the Monopoly Investigation Committee’s Congressmen. Last week Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him to the SEC in place of Liberal Businessman John W. Hanes, resigned.

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