Former Rep. Frank Annunzio didn't always get much respect, even when he served as chairman of the House Banking Committee's all-important financial institutions panel.

He was the master of mispronunciation, prompting one mystified colleague to address him as "chairman enunciation." A maverick who sometimes seemed to cross the line into eccentricity, he often appeared at the mercy of staffers who choreographed his subcommittee hearings.

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