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Jesse Jones pounding his fist

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Chairman of the RFC Jesse Jones pounding his fist to make a point to Chairman Henry B. Steagall and the House Banking and Currency Committee. (Courtesy, Library of Congress)

Charles Dawes

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Charles Dawes gave his autographed photograph to his “friend” Wilson McCarthy, who acted like a hero worshiper of Dawes when he approved the unprecedented bailout package for the Dawes bank. (Courtesy, Utah State Historical Society)

Bernard Baruch

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Bernard Baruch, a Democratic power broker who was a major stockholder of the new Dawes bank, at Franklin Roosevelt’s White House (Courtesy, Library of Congress)

Depositors in Chicago

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Depositors in Chicago demanding the return of their money in June 1932. (Courtesy, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

President Herbert Hoover

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President Herbert Hoover after a good day of trout fishing. Hoover personally directed the bailout of the Dawes bank by telephone from his fishing camp on the Rapidan River. (Courtesy, Library of Congress)

Jones and Butler

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Jesse Jones, chairman of the RFC, and his nephew, George A. Butler, who was the lawyer and head of Jones’s reorganized properties, working in the RFC’s Washington office. (Courtesy, Library of Congress)

Jesse Jones

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Jesse Jones, as chairman of the RFC, approved loans to the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and then directed the railroad company to hire Wilson McCarthy as its president. The photograph, a gift to McCarthy and his wife, was signed, “for my friends Wilson and Minerva McCarthy with great…

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The Dawes brothers

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The Dawes brothers controlled the hopelessly insolvent Dawes bank, which was bailed out by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. (Courtesy, Library of Congress)

Owen Young partner of Charles Dawes

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Owen Young (right), chairman of General Electric and partner of Charles Dawes, used his considerable influence to ensure the bailout of the Dawes bank. Young and Dawes (left), chairman of Central Republic Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, waiting to testify before the Senate committee investigating the Samuel Insull fiasco….

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Run on Chicago National Bank

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Depositors’ run on John Walsh’s Chicago National Bank in 1905. Walsh, who was the partner of Charles Dawes and Samuel Insull in several gas deals, served three years at the federal prison at Fort Leavenworth for issuing fraudulent call reports, which concealed the massive insider abuse at his failed bank….

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