Category:William Peters Hepburn

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Deutsch: William Peters Hepburn (* 4. November 1833 in Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio; † 7. Februar 1916 in Clarinda, Iowa) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1881 und 1887 sowie nochmals von 1893 bis 1909 vertrat er den Bundesstaat Iowa im US-Repräsentantenhaus.
English: William Peters Hepburn (November 4, 1833 – February 7, 1916) was a American Civil War officer and an eleven-term Republican congressman from Iowa's now-obsolete 8th congressional district, serving from 1881 to 1887, and from 1893 to 1909. According to historian Edmund Morris, "Hepburn was the House's best debater, admired for his strength of character and legal acumen." As chair of one of the most powerful committees in Congress, he guided or sponsored many statutes regulating businesses, including most notably the Hepburn Act of 1906. The Hepburn Act authorized the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission to require railroads to charge "just and reasonable" rates.

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