Greenspan, Alan

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Greenspan, Alan Gender: M
born on 6 March 1926
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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Alan Greenspan


American financier, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve System and one of the most influential economists of the 20th century.

Greenspan was the only child of stockbroker Herbert Greenspan and his wife Rose, who divorced when he was a boy. As a kid, he revealed a gift for understanding numbers, easily doing calculations in his head. With a love of music, he enrolled in Juilliard School and went on the road as a tenor sax and clarinet player in the mid-'40s. He was also the band's bookkeeper. He eventually turned full time to the financial arena, enrolling in New York University where he earned a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics.

In 1968 Greenspan accepted an offer to serve as Richard Nixon's advisor for Nixon's presidential campaign. He stayed on the job with President Ford until Ford was defeated by Jimmy Carter, when he returned to private consulting. From 1981 to 1983 he served on the board of major corporations as well as chairman on the National Commission on Social Security Reform.

He was first appointed to chair the Fed in 1987 by President Reagan. Since then he has distinguished himself through the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

Greenspan married painter Joan Mitchell for a short year and it was annulled in 1953. His second marriage was in April 1997 to NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell, 20-years younger, whom he met in 1985 and has been living with for a decade. In spite of a chronic bad back, he enjoys an active social life, plays golf and reads and listens to music for pleasure. He is well liked among his colleagues for his easygoing nature and his willingness to consider the opinions of others.

Greenspan is described as one who has an affection for long, clause-ridden sentences and tortuous syntax, said to be at times "a veritable chatterbox."

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1968 (Financial advisor for Pres. Campaign)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1985 (Second marriage Andrea Mitchell)
  • Work : New Job 1987 (Chair the Fed. Reserve System)

Source Notes

Date from news media; time unknown

Biography by Justin Martin published 2000;

Biography by Bob Woodward, "Maestro," 2000; also "The Greenspan Effect" and "Greenspan, The Man Behind Money."

(LMR speculates 11:28 AM; Kepler Software has 10:15 AM, no source given)


  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Chairman of the Fed. Reserve System)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Numbers