It's been two years since Mary Rose Oakar helped shape banking policy from her seat in the House of Representatives, but her name lives on.

As a member of the House Banking Committee in 1989, Ms. Oakar crafted an amendment that permitted banks to convert the charters of acquired thrifts, giving rise to a class of institutions known as "Oakar banks."

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