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Andrew Brimmer

Andrew F. Brimmer, who was the son of a Louisiana sharecropper, became the first African-American member of the Federal Reserve Board. Brimmer was an economist who held several significant positions in government, including one as assistant secretary of commerce for economic affairs in the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. He served in that position until appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by Johnson.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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