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Paul Volcker

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker

Profession: Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: As Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker is widely credited with ending the high levels of inflation seen in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.

He also served as chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board from 2009-11 under President Barack Obama.

Born: September 5, 1927
Birthplace: Cape May, New Jersey, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: December 8, 2019 (aged 92)

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