Sculptured Eagle from Main Committee Hearing Room Ceiling

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Democratic troubleshooter for Sam Rayburn, Jere Cooper (D-TN) took over as Ways and Means Chairman after the Democrats regained control of the House in 1954.  Cooper fought for a three-year extension of the reciprocal trade program and reported legislation to increase presidential power in tariff regulation.  He served 28 years in the House, the last three at the head of Ways and Means, before his death in 1957. 


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