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)
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.
But let's not forget the exciting history of past Fed chairmen!
Charles S. Hamlin wore a hat.
William P. G. Harding had a moustache.
Daniel R. Crissinger wore eyeliner.
Roy A. Young had a really high collar.
Eugene Meyer had funny spectacles.
Marriner S. Eccles had a pointy suit.
Thomas B. McCabe wore a pin.
William McChesney Martin Jr. sat in chairs and looked to the side.
Arthur F. Burns held a pipe.
G. William Miller had a paisley tie.
Paul A. Volcker smoked cigars.
Alan Greenspan wore these thick frames.
Ben Bernanke had a beard.
And the Federal Reserve says:
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