Louis McFadden

(July 25, 1876 – October 1, 1936) Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, Chair of the House Committee on Banking and Currency from 1920-1931

In 1933, he introduced House Resolution No. 158, Articles of impeachment for the Secretary of the Treasury, two assistant Secretaries of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and the officers and directors of its twelve regional banks.

There were two attempts on McFadden's life, a failed shooting and an apparent poisoning that made him "violently ill" after attending a political banquet in Washington. He died in 1936 on a visit to New York City and was interred in East Canton Cemetery in Canton, Pennsylvania.

Quotes by This Author

“When the Federal Reserve Act was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world banking system was being set up here. A super-state controlled by international bankers and industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers but the truth is—the Fed has usurped the government.” (Congressman Louis McFadden, The Unseen Hand, p. 182.)

“It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence.…The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.” (Congressman Louis McFadden, chairman of the House Banking Committee referring to the Great Depression On The Federal Reserve Corporation, p. 95.)

“Mr. Chairman, when the Fed was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here...and that this country was to supply the financial power to an international superstate.” (Congressman Louis McFadden, Hearings by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rules, June 10, 1932.)