Ben Bernanke

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Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke official portrait.jpg
14th Chair of the Federal Reserve
In office
February 1, 2006 – February 1, 2014
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
DeputyRoger Ferguson
Donald Kohn
Janet Yellen
Preceded byAlan Greenspan
Succeeded byJanet Yellen
23rd Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
June 21, 2005 – January 31, 2006
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byHarvey Rosen
Succeeded byEdward Lazear
Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
In office
August 5, 2002 – June 21, 2005
Nominated byGeorge W. Bush
Personal details
Born
Ben Shalom Bernanke

(1953-12-13) December 13, 1953 (age 65)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican Party (until 2015)
Independent (2015–present)[1]
Spouse(s)Anna Friedmann
Alma materHarvard University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ben Shalom Bernanke[2] (born December 13, 1953) is an American economist of Jewish descent.[3] He was the Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Phillips, Matt (October 6, 2015). "Bernanke: I'm not really a Republican anymore". Quartz. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  2. Bernanke's first name is Ben, not Benjamin and "Ben Shalom" is not abbreviated. (ref: "Big Ben", Slate, October 24, 2005) https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/nominations/106.html
  3. www.federalreserve.gov
  4. Grunwald, Michael (16 December 2009). "Person of the Year 2009". Time. Retrieved February 4, 2011.