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Alonzo Barton Hepburn

Hepburn, Alonzo Barton, 1846–1922, American legislator and banker, b. Colton, St. Lawrence co., N.Y. He served (1875–80) in the New York state legislature and became chairman of the legislative committee to investigate railroad rate discrimination. The published proceedings of this committee—popularly called the Hepburn Report—strongly influenced subsequent corrective legislation and helped bring about the adoption (1887) of the federal Interstate Commerce Act. Later Hepburn devoted himself to banking and to government fiscal administration.

See biography by J. B. Bishop (1923).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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