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Willis Hawley
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U.S. Congressman
    (May 5, 1864-July 24, 1941)
    Born in Monroe, Oregon
    Republican Congressman of Oregon (1907-1933)
    Co-Sponsored the Smoot-Hawley Tariff (1930)
    Many historians believe the raising of import tariffs, as a result of the Smoot-Hawley Act, exacerbated the Great Depression.
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made an ass of herself, by claiming on the floor that the ‘Hoot-Smalley Act,’ an act passed under Roosevelt (it was actually Hoover), led to the Great Depression.
    After passing the Act, he was voted out of office.
    Henry Ford called the Smoot-Hawley Tariff 'economic stupidity' and urged President Hoover to veto it.
    He was discussed in the history class scene from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.’
    He served as president of Willamette University in Oregon (1891-1902).
    He practiced law until his death.

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    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 24 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 44 Votes: 52.27% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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