Lawrence Kudlow

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Larry Kudlow
White House Press Briefing (50322465258) (cropped).jpg
Kudlow at the White House in September 2020
12th Director of the National Economic Council
In office
April 2, 2018 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byGary Cohn
Succeeded byBrian Deese
Personal details
Lawrence Alan Kudlow

(1947-08-20) August 20, 1947 (age 74)
Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Democratic (Formerly)
Nancy Gerstein (m. 1974–1975)

Susan Cullman Sicher (married
1981; Divorced)

Judith Pond (m. 1986)
EducationUniversity of Rochester (BA)
Known forThe Kudlow Report
Kudlow & Cramer
WebsiteOfficial website

Lawrence Alan "Larry" Kudlow (born August 20, 1947) is an American conservative commentator, economic analyst, television personality, and newspaper columnist.[1] He was the 12th Director of the National Economic Council from April 2, 2018 to January 20, 2021. He was the host of CNBC's The Kudlow Report. As a syndicated columnist, his articles appear in numerous U.S. newspapers and web sites, including his own blog, Kudlow's Money Politic$.

Kudlow was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey.[2]

He is of Jewish descent,[3] and converted to Roman Catholicism.[dead link][4]

In March 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Kudlow to be Director of the National Economic Council, replacing Gary Cohn.[5]

On June 11, 2018, Kudlow suffered a heart attack.[6]

Career[change | change source]

In 1970, while he was still a Democrat, Kudlow joined Americans for Democratic Action chair Joseph Duffey's "New Politics" senatorial campaign in Connecticut which also attracted an "A-list crowd of young Democrats", including Yale University law student Bill Clinton, John Podesta, and Michael Medved, another future conservative. Duffey was a leading anti-war politician during the Vietnam war era. Duffey's campaign manager called Kudlow a "brilliant organizer". In 1976, he worked on the U.S. Senate campaign of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, along with Tim Russert, against Conservative Party incumbent James L. Buckley, brother of William F. Buckley, Jr.

Kudlow began his career as a staff economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, taking a position "as a junior economist in a job where a master's degree wasn't required". He worked in the division of the Fed that handled open market operations.

During the first term of the Reagan administration (1981–1985), Kudlow was associate director for economics and planning in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a part of the Executive Office of the President. In April 2005, New York Governor George Pataki included Kudlow in a six-member state tax commission.

Kudlow's name was floated by Republicans as a potential Senate candidate in either Connecticut or New York in 2016. In October 2015, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, in an email to supporters, attacked Kudlow as "a champion of big corporations and big money" despite Kudlow's not announcing a run. In early December 2015, Jack Fowler of National Review created a 527 organization that encouraged Kudlow to run.

References[change | change source]

  1. "June 16 Bridal Set By Nancy Gerstein". The New York Times. 1974-05-26.
  2. Europa Publications Limited; International Publications Service (1983). International Who's Who, 1983-84. Europa Publications Limited. ISBN 9780905118864.
  3. Service, International Publications (1 January 1983). "International Who's Who, 1983-84". Europa Publications Limited – via Google Books.[dead link]
  4. "New York Post".
  5. Pramuk, Eamon Javers, Jacob (14 March 2018). "Trump to name Larry Kudlow as Gary Cohn replacement".
  6. "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". Cite uses generic title (help)

Other websites[change | change source]

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