Profession: Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
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.
- Paul A. Volcker - Federal Reserve History
- Paul Volcker, Inflation Tamer Who Set Risk Rule, Dies at 92 - Bloomberg