Head Count

A guide to the chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

By David Wescott

JOSHUA ROBERTS/BLOOMBERG

VOLCKER

HEIGHT 6’7”

PREVIOUS CAREER Banker

HOBBY Cheap cigars

IDOL His father

ADVERSARY Donald Regan and James Baker

KNOWN FOR Overcame inflation, restored faith in the U.S. dollar

GREENSPAN

HEIGHT 5’11”

PREVIOUS CAREER Economist and consultant

HOBBY Clarinet

IDOL Ayn Rand

ADVERSARY Joseph Stiglitz and Barney Frank

KNOWN FOR Two decades of economic growth with low inflation — before the roof caved in

BERNANKE

HEIGHT 5’8”

PREVIOUS CAREER Economist

HOBBY Crossword puzzles

IDOL Milton Friedman

ADVERSARY Ron Paul

KNOWN FOR Championed TARP

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