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Alan Greenspan

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 06, 1926(age 91)
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityJewish
Political partyRepublican
SpouseAndrea Mitchell (1997 present)
Joan Mitchell (1952 1953, annulled)
Alma materNew York University (B.S./M.A./Ph.D.)
ProfessionEconomist
13th Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
In officeAugust 11, 1987 - January 31, 2006
PresidentRonald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Succeeded byBen Bernanke
Preceded byPaul Volcker
10th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
In office1974 - 1977
PresidentGerald Ford
Succeeded byCharles Schultze
Preceded byHerbert Stein

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Alan Greenspan (born March 6, 1926) is an American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. He currently works as a private advisor and provides consulting for firms through his company, Greenspan Associates LLC. 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.


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