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Biographical information on Fed chief Ben Bernanke

Biographical information on Fed chief Ben Bernanke

NAME _ Ben Bernanke.
AGE-BIRTH DATE _ 55; Dec. 13, 1953, in Augusta, Georgia.
EDUCATION _ B.A. in economics, 1975, Harvard University; Ph.D. in economics, 1979, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
EXPERIENCE _ Feb. 1, 2006, to present, chairman of the Federal Reserve; June 2005 to Jan. 31, 2006, chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers; 2002-2005, member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; 1996-2002, professor and chairman of the Economics Department at Princeton University; 1985-2002, economics professor, Princeton University.
FAMILY _ Wife, Anna; two children.
QUOTE _ "I was not going to be the Federal Reserve chairman who presided over the second Great Depression," Bernanke in a July 26 town-hall meeting moderated by PBS' Jim Lehrer.


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