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Commission Speeches and Public Statements Archive: 1939

This index lists speeches and other public statements by the Chairman, Commissioners, and Staff of the SEC, which cover a wide range of topics concerning the state of the markets and the Commission's regulatory agenda.

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1939 Speeches by the Chairman and Commissioners

Date Title Author
Fourth Quarter
Dec. 7, 1939 Can Government Administrators and Business Men Cooperate?, "America's Town Meeting of the Air", New York, New York Chairman
Jerome N. Frank
Oct. 10, 1939 Accounting for Investors: The Fundamental Importance of Corporate Earning Power, Eighth Annual Meeting of the Controllers' Institute of America, New York, New York Chairman
Jerome N. Frank
Third Quarter
Sep. 14, 1939 Administrative Processes and Procedure, Annual Convention of the National Association of Securities Commissioners, Skytop, Pennsylvania Commissioner
Edward C. Eicher
Aug. 23, 1939 Mutual and Subsidiary Service Companies, National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners, Seattle, Washington Commissioner
Robert E. Healy
Second Quarter
Jul. 11, 1939 The Work of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Corporate Reorganizations, Annual Convention of the American Bar Association Section of Commercial Law, San Francisco, California Commissioner
Edward C. Eicher
Jun. 23, 1939 Address, Association of Customers' Brokers, New York City, New York Chairman Jerome N. Frank
Jun. 16, 1939 Address, Ninth Annual Special Meeting of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts Commissioner
Robert E. Healy
Jun. 8, 1939 Securities and Other Financial Fields, Business-Consumer Relations Conference on Advertising and Selling Practices, National Association of Better Business Bureaus, Buffalo, New York Commissioner
Edward C. Eicher
May 26, 1939 Governmental Supervision of Corporate Securities, Annual Convention of the Illinois State Bar Association, Rockford, Illinois Commissioner
Edward C. Eicher
May 15, 1939 Before the Auditor Comes, Mid-Western Conference of the Controllers Institute of America, Cleveland, Ohio Commissioner
Robert E. Healy
May 5, 1939 Advance Administrative Decisions, Association of the Bar of the City of New York Commissioner
Jerome N. Frank
May 2, 1939 Address, Ohio Valley Group of the Investment Bankers Association of America, Louisville, Kentucky Commissioner
Robert E. Healy
Apr. 18, 1939 Thomas Jefferson and Financial Reforms, Twelfth Annual Banquet of the Jeffersonian Club, Wichita, Kansas Commissioner
Edward C. Eicher
Apr. 8, 1939 SEC and the Rubber Hose, Chicago Bar Association Commissioner
Jerome N. Frank
First Quarter
Mar. 22, 1939 Address, Annual Dinner of the New York Security Dealers Association, New York, New York Commissioner
Robert E. Healy
Feb. 9, 1939 Address, Annual Dinner of the Fordham University Alumni Association, New York, New York Chairman
William O. Douglas
Feb. 6, 1939 Address, Opening of Hearings on the Insurance Business, Temporary National Economics Committee Chairman
William O. Douglas
Jan. 9, 1939 Address, Fort Worth Clearing House Association, Fort Worth, Texas Chairman
William O. Douglas
Jan. 7, 1939 Address, Texas Jackson Day Dinner, Dallas, Texas Chairman
William O. Douglas

1939 Speeches and Statements by Commission Staff

Date Title Author
Fourth Quarter
Nov. 21, 1939 The S.E.C. and the Chandler Act, New York County Lawyers Assn., Symposium on "One Year of the Chandler Act", New York, New York J. Anthony Panuch, Special Counsel, Reorganization Division
Nov. 15, 1939 The Relation of Accounting Statements and Reports to Security Issues, Third National Accounting Conference, Edison Electric Institute, Chicago, Illinois William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
Oct. 12, 1939 Accounting and the Commission's Enforcement Program, Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Robert E. Kline, Jr., Assistant General Counsel
Third Quarter
Sep. 21, 1939 What Is Expected of the Independent Auditor: From the Viewpoint of the Investor, Annual Meeting of American Institute of Accountants, San Francisco, California William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
Sep. 20, 1939 Subjects for Accounting Research, Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Accountants, San Francisco, California William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
Sep. 7, 1939 Financial Statements for Investors, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Toledo, Ohio William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
Aug. 3, 1939 Address, Junior Board of Commerce, Washington D.C. Peter R. Nehemkis, Jr., Special Counsel, Investment Banking Section, Monopoly Study
Jul. 10, 1939 Investment as a National Problem, Institute of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Viriginia Thomas C. Blaisdell, Jr., Director, Monopoly Study
Second Quarter
Jun. 23, 1939 Security Under the Securities Laws, National Convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tulsa, Oklahoma Robert E. Kline, Jr., Assistant General Counsel
May 16, 1939 Work of a Trial Examiner, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington D.C. Edward C. Johnson, Trial Examiner
May 9, 1939 Footnotes and Financial Statements, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Baltimore, Maryland William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
May 5, 1939 Address, Bar Association of the City of New York, New York, New York Chester T. Lane, General Counsel
May 3, 1939 Footnotes and Financial Statements, Minnesota Statistical Association, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
May 2, 1939 Over-the-Counter Brokers and Dealers, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington D.C. William T. Lesh
Apr. 25, 1939 Enforcement Work of the Trading and Exchange Division, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. James A. Treanor, Jr., Assistant Director, Trading and Exchange Division
Apr. 25, 1939 The Work of the Research and Statistics Section, S.E.C. Union, Local 5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. R. W. Goldsmith, In Charge of the Research and Statistics Section, Trading and Exchange Division
Apr. 18, 1939 Some Economic Aspects of the Work of the Trading and Exchange Division: The Margin Requirments and the Short Selling Rules Promulgated Under the Securities Exchange Act 1934, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington D.C. Malter C. Louchneim, Jr., Assistant to the Director, Training and Exchange Division
Apr. 4, 1939 Discussion of the Duties of the Chief Accountant's Office, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. William W. Werntz, Chief Accountant
First Quarter
Mar. 27, 1939 Address, American Life Convention Chicago, Illinois Ernest J. Howe, Chief Financial Adviser, Insurance Section
Mar. 21, 1939 Enforcement Work in the General Counsel's Office, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. Robert E. Kline, Jr., Assistant General Counsel
Mar. 20, 1939 Address, Legal Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinios Chester T. Lane, General Counsel
Mar. 7, 1939 The Function of the General Counsel's Office and Its Relation to the Other Divisions of the Commission's Staff, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. Chester T. Lane, General Counsel
Feb. 28, 1939 Functions of the Listing Section of the Registration Division, S.E.C. Local #5, United Federal Workers of America, Washington, D.C. Andrew J. Cavanaugh, Assistant Director, Registration Division
Feb. 11, 1939 Address, Chicago Convention of National Lawyers Guild, Chicago, Illinios Chester T. Lane, General Counsel
Feb. 11, 1939 Public Benefits of the Integration Program Under the Holding Company Act, Conference on Public Utilities of the National Lawyers Guild, Chicago, Illinois Abe Fortas, Assistant Director, Public Utilities Division
Jan. 19, 1939 Revision of the Rules Affecting Registration Under the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act, Controllers Institute of America, New York, New York Harold H. Neff, Director, Forms and Regulations Division
Jan. 5, 1939 The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Chandler Act, Practising Law Courses, New York, New York Samuel O. Clark, Jr., Director, Reorganization Division

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Modified: 10/16/2014