|78th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
|Assumed office |
January 26, 2021
|Deputy||Wally Adeyemo (nominee)|
|Preceded by||Steven Mnuchin|
|15th Chair of the Federal Reserve|
February 3, 2014 – February 3, 2018
|Preceded by||Ben Bernanke|
|Succeeded by||Jerome Powell|
|Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve|
October 4, 2010 – February 3, 2014
|Preceded by||Donald Kohn|
|Succeeded by||Stanley Fischer|
|Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors|
October 4, 2010 – February 3, 2018
|Preceded by||Mark W. Olson|
August 12, 1994 – February 17, 1997
|Preceded by||Wayne Angell|
|Succeeded by||Edward Gramlich|
|President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco|
June 14, 2004 – October 4, 2010
|Preceded by||Robert Parry|
|Succeeded by||John Williams|
|18th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers|
February 18, 1997 – August 3, 1999
|Preceded by||Joseph Stiglitz|
|Succeeded by||Martin Baily|
Janet Louise Yellen
August 13, 1946
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
|Education||Brown University (AB)|
Yale University (MA, PhD)
In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden nominated Yellen to be the next United States Secretary of the Treasury. If confirmed by the United States Senate, she will be the first woman to be Treasury secretary.
In October 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Yellen to be first female Chair of the Federal Reserve. She replaced Ben Bernanke. She chaired the Federal Reserve from February 3, 2014 until February 5, 2018. In November 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Federal Reserve Board of Governors member Jerome Powell to replace Yellen.
The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination with a vote of 84–15 on January 25, 2021. With her swearing-in by Vice President Kamala Harris the next day, Yellen became the first person in American history to lead the three most powerful economic bodies in the Federal government: the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, and the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
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