Dorothy Geiss

(1893 - 1971)

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Dorothy Geiss
1893 - 1971
Born
May 1, 1893
Death
June 1971
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Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06820
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Dorothy Geiss was born on May 1, 1893. She died in June 1971 at age 78. We know that Dorothy Geiss had been residing in Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06820.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Dorothy Geiss passed away in June 1971 at 78 years old. She was born on May 1, 1893. We have no information about Dorothy's surviving family. We know that Dorothy Geiss had been residing in Darien, Fairfield County, Connecticut 06820.

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In 1893, in the year that Dorothy Geiss was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

In 1904, Dorothy was just 11 years old when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

In 1925, she was 32 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

In 1934, at the age of 41 years old, Dorothy was alive when on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1971, in the year of Dorothy Geiss's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

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