Alice Rivlin

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Alice Rivlin
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Alice Rivlin urging the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to "go big" on debt reduction in 2011.
Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve System
In office
June 25, 1996 – July 16, 1999
Appointed byBill Clinton
Preceded byAlan Blinder
Succeeded byRoger Ferguson
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
October 17, 1994 – April 26, 1996
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byLeon Panetta
Succeeded byFrank Raines
Director of the Congressional Budget Office
In office
February 24, 1975 – August 31, 1983
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byRudolph Penner
Personal details
Alice Mitchell

(1931-03-04)March 4, 1931
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 14, 2019(2019-05-14) (aged 88)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lewis Allen Rivlin
EducationBryn Mawr College (BA)
Harvard University (MA, PhD)

Alice Mitchell Rivlin (March 4, 1931 – May 14, 2019) was an American economist. She was the U.S. Federal Reserve and budget official. She was Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

She was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and visiting professor at Georgetown University. Rivlin also co-chaired, with former Senator Pete Domenici, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Rivlin was of Cornish ancestry.[2] In 1955, she married former Justice Department attorney Lewis Allen Rivlin of the Rivlin family, with whom she had three children;[3] they divorced in 1977.[4] In 1989, she married economist Sidney G. Winter, Jr.[source?]

Rivlin died on May 14, 2019 in Washington, D.C. from cancer, aged 88.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alice M. Rivlin". 23 January 2013.
  2. Paulette Olson, Engendering Economics: Conversations With Women Economists in the United States, Routledge, March 29, 2002
  3. STEVEN GREENHOUSE (June 28, 1994). "SHAKE-UP AT THE WHITE HOUSE: BUDGET DIRECTOR Woman in the News; A Hawk on Budgets – Alice Mitchell Rivlin – The New York Times". Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. Chicago Tribune: "Ex-husband of Fed official ordered to pay $6.5 million" Archived 2014-01-11 at the Wayback Machine August 29, 2001
  5. "Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies At Age 88". Retrieved May 14, 2019.

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