Celebrate The Colorful Diversity Of The Last 100 Years Of Fed Chairmen

Look at that hat!

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Reserve, we’re reposting this look at a century of diversity and inclusion in the leadership of America’s central bank. (12/23/2013)

2. Wednesday, Obama will nominate Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve. This is the first time a woman has been nominated for the job.

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3. But let’s not forget the exciting history of past Fed chairmen!

4. Charles S. Hamlin wore a hat.

Aug.10, 1914–Aug. 19, 1916

5. William P. G. Harding had a moustache.

Aug. 10, 1916–Aug. 9, 1922

6. Daniel R. Crissinger wore eyeliner.

May 1, 1923–Sept. 15, 1927

7. Roy A. Young had a really high collar.

Oct. 4, 1927–Aug. 31, 1930

8. Eugene Meyer had funny spectacles.

Sept. 16, 1930–May 10, 1933

9. Marriner S. Eccles had a pointy suit.

Nov.15, 1934–Jan. 31, 1948

10. Thomas B. McCabe wore a pin.

April 15, 1948–March 31, 1951

11. William McChesney Martin Jr. sat in chairs and looked to the side.

April 2, 1951–Jan. 31, 1970

12. Arthur F. Burns held a pipe.

Feb. 1, 1970–Jan. 31, 1978

13. G. William Miller had a paisley tie.

March 8, 1978–Aug. 6, 1979

14. Paul A. Volcker smoked cigars.

Aug. 6, 1979–Aug. 11, 1987

15. Alan Greenspan wore these thick frames.

Aug. 11, 1987–Jan. 31, 2006

16. Ben Bernanke had a beard.

Feb. 1, 2006–Present

17. And the Federal Reserve says:

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