LeoGlossary: Paul Volcker

Born: September 5, 1927
Death: December 8, 2019

12th Chair of the Federal Reserve System

Took office: August 6, 1979
Left office: August 11, 1987

Nominated By: Jimmy Carter

Presidents Served:

  • Jimmy Carter
  • Ronald Reagan

Preceded By: G. William Miller
Succeeded By: Alan Greenspan

Other positions in career:

  • Economist at Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Economist at Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Director of financial analysis at US Treasury
  • Under secretary of the Treasury for international monetary affairs under President Nixon
  • President Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Chairman Wolfensohn & Co
  • President President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board under Barack Obama

Fed Webpage for Paul Volcker

Federal Reserve Website

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