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On This Day In Black History FEB 26 Andrew Brimmer became first Black governor of the Federal Reserve (231 hits)

At the height of the civil rights movement, Andrew Brimmer became the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Feb. 26, 1966. He was appointed to the position by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Before becoming a governor, Brimmer was a staff economist at the Federal Reserve, who had received his Ph.D. from Harvard Business School, and was deputy assistant secretary of commerce under President John F. Kennedy.

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Monday, February 26th 2024 at 11:52AM
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