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Alan Greenspan
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13th Chair of the Federal Reserve
In office
August 11, 1987 – January 31, 2006
President Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Deputy Manuel H. Johnson
David W. Mullins, Jr.
Alice Rivlin
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Preceded by Paul Volcker
Succeeded by Ben Bernanke
10th Chairman of the
Council of Economic Advisors
In office
President Gerald Ford
Preceded by Herbert Stein
Succeeded by Charles Schultze
Personal details
Born March 6, 1926 (1926-03-06) (age 95)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joan Mitchell
(1952–1953; annulled)
Andrea Mitchell
Residence New York City, New York
Washington, D.C.
Alma mater New York University
(B.S., M.A., PhD)
Profession Economist

Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist.

Early life

Greenspan was born on March 6, 1926 in New York City, New York to a Romanian-Hungarian-Jewish family. He studied at George Washington High School and at New York University.


He was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private adviser and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2005.

Greenspan was first appointed Federal Reserve chairman by President Ronald Reagan in August 1987. He was reappointed at successive four-year intervals until retiring on January 31, 2006 after the second-longest tenure in the position.

Personal life

Greenspan was married to Joan Mitchell from 1952 until they annulled their marriage in 1953. He married Andrea Mitchell in 1997. He now lives in New York City and in Washington, D.C..

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