Sculptured Eagle from Main Committee Hearing Room Ceiling

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Ranking Democrat on Ways and Means, James W. Collier (D-MS) of Mississippi gained the Chariman's job in 1931 after Democrats won control of the House.  He had served on the Committee for 18 years.  During his tenure as Chairman, he was often absent due to illness.  At these times, Charles R. Crisp of Georgia stepped in as acting Chairman.  Collier declined to run for reelection in 1932.  The next year, Franklin Roosevelt appointed him as a  member of the United States Tariff Commission and he served seven months before his death in September 1933.


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