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  title={Joseph E. Davies: The Wisconsin Idea and the Origins of the Federal Trade Commission1},
  author={Elizabeth Kimball Maclean},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={249 - 284}
In response to an enormous growth of trusts in the late nineteenth century, demands for reform among a wide spectrum of interest groups culminated in the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1915. Playing an influential, though little-recognized role in framing this legislation was Wisconsin progressive Democrat Joseph E. Davies. As Commissioner of Corporations, Davies served in a unique, dual capacity as both politician and regulator, giving him access to President Woodrow Wilson and influence on… 

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