Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act

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1843–1900, American legislator, cabinet member, and university president, b. Jefferson co., Va. (now in W.Va.). He was a private in the Confederate army in the Civil War, and after teaching (1865–71) Latin at Columbian College (now George
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1839–1906, American legislator, b. Woodstock, Md. After serving from 1869 to 1879 in the Maryland legislature, he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1880. Gorman had by this time virtually become Democratic boss of Maryland.
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In 1894, a compromise revenue act, the Wilson-Gorman Tariff, lowered average tariff rates slightly (it also imposed a 2 percent income tax on the wealthy, although the Supreme Court struck down the tax provision in the following year); Cleveland, who was then serving his second term, opposed the Wilson-Gorman Tariff but allowed it to become law without his signature, arguing that it was at least a slight improvement over the McKinley Tariff.
The Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act of 1894 imposed a 2% income tax to fund reductions in tariff rates; however, the U.