Donald L. Kohn

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Donald L. Kohn was nominated May 18, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, for a four-year term. Kohn took office August 5, 2002, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a full term ending January 31, 2016. [1] He currently serves as Governor for the Board. Kohn's nomination was sent to the U.S. Senate for confirmation May 18, 2006. Kohn would replace Roger Walton Ferguson, who resigned.


"Dr. Kohn was born on November 7, 1942, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. in economics in 1964 from the College of Wooster and a Ph.D. in economics in 1971 from the University of Michigan," according to his current Federal Reserve biography.

"Dr. Kohn is a veteran of the Federal Reserve System. Before becoming a member of the Board, he served on its staff as Adviser to the Board for Monetary Policy (2001-02), Secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee (1987-2002), Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs (1987-2001), and Deputy Staff Director for Monetary and Financial Policy (1983-87). He also held several positions in the Board's Division of Research and Statistics--Associate Director (1981-83), Chief of Capital Markets (1978-81), and Economist (1975-78). Dr. Kohn began his career as a Financial Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1970-75).

"Dr. Kohn has written extensively on issues related to monetary policy and its implementation by the Federal Reserve. These works were published in volumes issued by various organizations, including the Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Brookings Institution.

"He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from The Money Marketeers of New York University (2002), the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Wooster (1998), and the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws from the College of Wooster (2006)." [2]

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