"Unflappable" is the word most frequently used to describe Anthony F. Cole, the House Banking Committee's chief of staff.

Mr. Cole's well-regarded composure came in handy during the last two years as he and a few other key staff members struggled vainly to push through Chairman Jim Leach's financial modernization legislation.

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