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Alan Greenspan

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan

Profession: US Fed Chairman & Economist

United States of America

Why Famous: Served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006.

Born: March 6, 1926
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 93 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1997-04-06 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

Events in the Life of Alan Greenspan

  • 2006-01-31 Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • 2006-02-01 Economist Ben Bernanke becomes chairman of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Alan Greenspan

Quotes by Alan Greenspan

  • "I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realise that what you heard is not what I meant."

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