Born: Dec. 13, 1953
Birthplace: Augusta, Ga.
Childhood home: Dillon
Family: Wife, Anna; two children
Education: Bachelor's degree (summa cum laude), economics, Harvard University; Ph.D., economics, MIT
Position: Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve, 2006-present
Previous posts: head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, 2005-06; Federal Reserve Board of Governors member, 2002-05; economics professor at Princeton University, 1985-2002