Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve

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Marriner Eccles shaped the Federal Reserve into the independent institution it is today.

Marriner Eccles was one of the premier economic thinkers of his time. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, Marriner was integral to the economic policies of the 1930s and '40s; he was a staunch advocate for the independence of the nation's central bank, and a voice of the New Deal.

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Marriner Eccles was one of the premier economic thinkers of his time. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, Marriner was integral to the economic policies of the 1930s and '40s; he was a staunch advocate for the independence of the nation’s central bank, and a voice of the New Deal. The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, with its bronze statue of Marriner inside, is a testament to his life and legacy.

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