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Arthur Burns
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United States Ambassador to Germany
In office
June 30, 1981 – May 16, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Walter Stoessel
Succeeded by Richard Burt
10th Chair of the Federal Reserve
In office
February 1, 1970 – March 8, 1978
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Deputy James Robertson
George Mitchell
Stephen Gardner
Preceded by Bill Martin
Succeeded by William Miller
Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
In office
February 1, 1970 – March 8, 1978
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Bill Martin
Succeeded by Nancy Teeters
Counselor to the President
In office
January 20, 1969 – November 5, 1969
President Richard Nixon
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Bryce Harlow
Pat Moynihan
3rd Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
March 19, 1953 – December 1, 1956
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Leon Keyserling
Succeeded by Raymond Saulnier
Personal details
Born
Arthur Frank Burns

(1904-08-27)August 27, 1904
Stanislau, Austria-Hungary
(now Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)
Died June 26, 1987(1987-06-26) (aged 82)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Helen Bernstein
Education Columbia University (BA, MA, PhD)
Academic career
Doctoral
advisor
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Doctoral
students
Arthur Melvin Okun

Arthur Frank Burns (August 27, 1904 – June 26, 1987) was an American economist. His career alternated between academia and government. From 1927 to the 1970s, Burns taught and researched at Rutgers University, Columbia University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Burns was the chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors from 1953 to 1956 under Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. In 1969, he originated the post of Counselor to the President, under Richard Nixon. He served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1970 to 1978 and as Ambassador to West Germany from 1981 to 1985.

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