Keysorling, Leon H.
May 1953
New Republic;5/18/53, Vol. 128 Issue 20, p6
The article presents information on the life and works of Robert F. Wagner, United States Senator. Wagner was born in Germany in 1877. Brought to New York at the age of eight, he lived with his penniless parents in the basement where they labored, battled his way through the years to a law diploma, rose rapidly to high elective and judicial offices in the state, and served 23 successive years as a United States Senator. During a vital period, he introduced and guided to enactment a more varied and significant group of laws than any other Senator in the history. He sponsored the Social Security Act; Home Owners Loan legislation; Public Works Administration; US Housing Act ; National Industrial Recovery Act; National Housing legislation and various unemployment relief laws.


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